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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Jeffersontown High School student has learned that her art was chosen to hang in the U.S. Capitol for the next year.
Cassandrea Grey created artwork featuring Jeff Morman. The two are seniors at Jeffersontown High School. Grey's art was chosen among more than 131 entries in the Congressional Art Competition to be displayed in the Capitol building.
"I've always enjoyed art, but I've never really thought about going into it," said Grey. "But now, my art is being taken seriously so now, maybe I should do something with art. You know, obviously there's something there."
"I've never been in the Capitol before, so I'm not sure where they'll hang it," Morman said. "Hopefully not a bathroom or something like that."
Representative John Yarmuth was there as Grey learned she'd won, and says it's a reminder of the importance of art in school.
"When you instruct people in art, it actually enhances their other education," Yarmuth said. "Music instruction improves math scores. Art education improves literature."
Grey also wins a trip to Washington, D.C. as part of the honor.