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Local art student wins congressional award

"The Parade" by Hayley Betz "The Parade" by Hayley Betz

A big honor for a Harrison High School art student.

Hayley Betz is the winner of the Eighth District's Congressional Art Competition, an annual event where winning students have their art recognized by congress.

Betz's piece titled, "The Parade", is oil on canvas.

Her masterpiece will now be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year.

"We're thrilled to hear that Hayley's won.  It's, um, I think, a piece with a lot of energy and real upbeat subject matter and she's a phenomenal student that's super-focused," said Cynthia Pate, Drawing & Painting Teacher, Harrison High School.

"It's a great opportunity because the student and one of their parents also gets to come out to Washington, D.C. for free and attend a ceremony," said Dr. Larry Buschon, Eighth District Congressman.

Also on Friday, Congressman Buschon received the Spirit of Enterprise Award.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce gives out the award to members of Congress who consistently help businesses create jobs.

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