Bronx student wins first place at the 24th annual Congressional Art Show

A Bronx student won the 24th annual Congressional Art Show Saturday.

More than 30 students from the Bronx and Queens entered the art competition. But, 9th-grader Amanda Hernandez?s painting won first place. Her painting, ?My Memory,? will now hang in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for one year. Hernandez will also receive $3,000 toward a college scholarship if she chooses to pursue the arts.

A winner was selected from all of the congressional districts across the nation. Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-7th District) says the art show is a good opportunity for Bronx students. The second and third place winners will receive a family membership to the Botanical Garden. Their paintings will hang in Crowley?s office for a year.

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