Land O’ Lakes student captures top art prize

For the second consecutive year, a Land O’ Lakes High School student has won top honors in U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis’ Congressional Art Competition. By winning the competition, Izzie Brown will receive two free airline tickets to Washington D.C., to attend a reception, and her work will be on display at the Capitol building for a year. Last year, Trevor Nichols won the honor for a pencil … [Read more...]

Land O’ Lakes art student wins a trip to Washington

There’s a lot more to the portrait of Kris Keppel than meets the eye. No doubt the pencil drawing is an excellent likeness of the Land O’ Lakes coach, who has led the high school’s track and cross-country teams for more than two decades. The quality of the work is so good that a professional artist judging U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis’ Congressional Art Competition deemed it best of … [Read more...]

In Print: It’s a week filled with art, roads and the Guv’na

Trevor Nichols is heading to Washington, D.C. And it's thanks to Coach Keppel. That's Land O' Lakes High School cross-country coach Kris Keppel, of course, who served as the inspiration for a pencil drawing Nichols made that earned him accolades from U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis' Congressional Art Competition. "I really wanted to give my coach something as a gift, something he could have to … [Read more...]