Most of us use coffee in the morning to get the motor going, but one local art student used it on a painting, and now it will hang at the U.S. Capitol.  Roosevelt High School senior Courtney Lavallie submitted her painting for the annual Congressional Art Competition, in which she used watercolors and coffee to paint the scene of an owl perched in a tree. 

Representative Kristi Noem was there to congratulate Courtney, and also to inform her that she had won $200, which was an added bonus.

Thinking about what to do with the money, Lavallie said, "Hopefully I can talk my mom into bringing me out to D.C. but other than that I think probably art supplies for next year.  I'm going to USD to get my art degree."

The painting will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year and Representative Noem has assured Courtney that she will get the ultimate D.C. tour if she makes it out to our nation's capital.

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