CHS Artist Represents 5th District

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An upcoming senior at Central High School, Kailee Finn had her artwork selected to represent the 5thDistrict in the annual Congressional Art Competition in Washington, D.C. The Competition identifies one outstanding artist and piece from each of the Nation’s 435 Districts and then displays the work in the walkway between the Congressional Offices and the Capital building for one year. Kailee’s work was chosen from entries from across the 5thCongressional District because of “how it beautifully represented all the constituents in our community” said Nathaniel Hezekiah, Community Liaison for the Office of Rep. Gregory Meeks. Kailee’s work, created in pastel, is a reimagination of Norman Rockwell’s painting entitled “Freedom of Worship.” In Kailee’s version she has used students from Central to create a more inclusive and diverse composition. Kailee and her father were flown to Washington to participate in the opening ceremony and to receive citations and commendations from several leaders.