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Jun. 30—U.S. Rep. Michelle Fischbach has announced the winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition from Minnesota's 7th District.
Vy Pham of Hillcrest Lutheran Academy in Fergus Falls took first place. The other three winning students were from Central Minnesota Christian School in Prinsburg.
Sophomore Cora Watson placed second for her "Jersey Cow" scratchboard portrait. It will be displayed in Rep. Fischbach's Washington, D.C., office.
Named honorable mention were Ashlyn Brouwer and Katelyn Graves.
Freshman Ashlyn Brouwer's painting "Blue Butterfly" will be displayed in Rep. Fischbach's Willmar office.
Senior Katelyn Graves's "Red Panda" scratchboard portrait will be displayed in Rep. Fischbach's Moorhead office.
Since 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated in the Congressional Institute's annual Congressional Art Competition, a nationwide high school art competition that recognizes and encourages artistic talent. The competition was open to all public, private, charter, and home school students in grades nine through 12.