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Student snags top honor in congressional art competition

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The  portrait titled "Jeff" The portrait titled "Jeff"
Cassandrea Gray Cassandrea Gray
Jeff Moreman, the subject of the portrait. Jeff Moreman, the subject of the portrait.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – After receiving a record number of entries from local high school students in a Congressional art competition, but only one could win. On May 12, Cassandrea Gray, a Jeffersontown High School senior, learned her portrait, titled "Jeff," stood out among the rest of the contest.

Gray said she didn't even feel like coming to school, but was so glad she did to learn her watercolor painting will hang in the United States Capitol's Artistic Discovery corridor for one year.

"I wanted to paint something that was fun and I'm not really good with concepts, but I really enjoy painting faces. And I was like 'Jeff, your face looks fun. Can I get a picture of you?'" Gray explained.

The subject of Grey's portrait was Jeff Moreman, a fellow J-town senior.

Gray was invited to Washington for an awards ceremony later this year. Students also entered the Community Choice Competition, in which residents of the 3rd Congressional District chose a winner online. That winner will be announced at a future event.

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