Monroe-Woodbury student Polina Chizhov earned the Grand Prize at the Congressional Art Show award ceremony in Newburgh on May 22. She and seven other students represented Monroe-Woodbury High School in the annual competition.
Polina received two airline tickets to travel to Washington, D.C. and will take part in the official Congressional ceremony. Her artwork will hang in the United States Capitol for one year.
In addition, Edwin Lopez was awarded an Honorable Mention for “Seasons.”
M-W student Brandin Colon was named FaceBook Fan Favorite and received an award from Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney.
Other M-W participants were Anthony Carrube, Brianna Brodsky, Brittney Zovko, Cassandra Baier and Hannah Parrella.
The Congressional Art 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, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.