Staples High School students have won top prizes in this year's Congressional Art Awards, a show and competition organized in the 4th Congressional District by the office of U.S. Rep. Jim Himes.

Jurors chose junior Emma Fasciolo as the overall Congressional Art Awards winner for her landscape painting.

Junior Audrey Seo won Best Drawing for her pastel self-portrait.

Senior Alia Metke won the Best Mixed-Media award for her scratchboard interpretation of popcorn in light and shadow.

Entries from across the congressional district were among the artworks presented at the awards ceremony held at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking on May 16.

Fasciolo's winning artwork will hang for a year in the passage between the House of Representatives office buildings and the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., with works from other districts throughout the nation.

The winner and her family will receive round-trip transportation to the opening reception.