Central Valley. M-WHS students earn national recognition for artwork

| 23 May 2021 | 02:28

Two Monroe-Woodbury High School artists were among the winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.

Congratulations to Lisa Conklin for her Grand Prize-winning submission, “Boots.” Her charcoal drawing will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., for the next year.

Kimberly Marquez, also from Monroe-Woodbury High School, earned the most “likes” on Facebook to be named the “Facebook Fan Favorite” for her photograph, “Boy Under the Bridge.”

Each spring, the Congressional Art Competition is sponsored by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents.

Since then, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved in the nationwide competition.