MWHS students earn national recognition for artwork

on May 19, 2021

Two Monroe-Woodbury High School artists were among the winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition, sponsored in our region by Representative Sean Patrick Maloney. Congratulations to MWHS student, Lissette Conklin, for her Grand Prize winning submission, “Boots.” Lissette’s 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, over 650,000 high school students have been involved in the nationwide competition.

Charcoal drawing of boots by student artist

Award winning charcoal drawing, “Boots,” by Lissette Conklin.

Photograph of boy under bridge by high school student

Facebook Fan Favorite, “Boy Under the Bridge,” a photograph taken by Kimberly Marquez.