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Whitesboro Students Recognized in Congressional Art Competition

In this year’s Congressional Art Competition, Whitesboro junior Cassidy Matolka was awarded as the first-place winner in the 22nd Congressional District, and Whitesboro junior Sharif Bashir received an honorable mention.

The annual art competition began back in 1982, and it encourages and recognizes artistic talent throughout the United States. Students in Rep. Anthony Brindisi’s 22nd Congressional District submitted pieces back in April, and all entries had to be original work in concept, design and creation.

The 22nd Congressional District entries were judged by an independent panel of volunteer art experts and they were displayed at the Utica Library in April. Cassidy’s winning piece will also be in a yearlong exhibition of national winners in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building. She will be invited to attend a luncheon and see her piece in the exhibition in Washington, D.C., along with the other national winners.

Congratulations to both Cassidy and Sharif for their exemplary work. The District is proud of all the students who submitted pieces in this honorable competition.

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