Liam Padua, a St. John’s School sophomore, won first place in the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for Guam. His artwork depicted this year’s theme, “A New Tomorrow: The World We Will Build After The Pandemic”. The sophomore stated that the main inspiration of his artwork is his mother, who is a nurse fighting the COVID-19 pandemic along with other frontliners. The flowers and butterflies symbolize hope and resilience.
On December 8, Liam was honored as this year’s contest winner for Guam at an in-person presentation with Congressman Michael F.Q. San Nicolas.
His artwork is currently exhibited in the U.S. Capitol, Washington D.C., and will be on display for a whole year.