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Local student's art to be displayed in U.S. Capitol

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High school art students from around the region got the chance to compete for a prestigious award.

The Third Annual Congressional District Art Contest took place Sunday.

This year there were 47 entries from Central and Western Wisconsin.

The first place winner's art work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol.

This year's winner is Emily Sedgwick, a sophomore from La Farge High School.

"Amazing. I didn't expect to win anything when I entered. This is crazy," Sedgwick said.

The winners are chosen by local artists.

Congressman Ron Kinds hosted the event with his wife, Tawni.

He said it's an opportunity to show case the talent in the region.

"There's a lot of emphasis on science, technology, engineering, those courses of study but it's really the arts that sustain us," Rep. Kind said.

Second, third and forth place winners' work will be displayed in the Congressman's congressional offices.

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