Monroe Area High School student wins Congressional Art Competition

High school junior Hayoung Lee beat out more than 70 other students in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition.

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FORSYTH, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – A Monroe Area High School student took first place at the 2019 Congressional Art Competition.

Congressman Jody Hice announced the winner this weekend at the Monroe Art Guild.

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High school junior Hayoung Lee beat out more than 70 other high school students with her winning entry, a pencil sketch entitled “Mom.”

The young artist got an invitation to a national reception in Washington, D.C., where her artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol for a year.