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Early graduate wins second place in 11th District Congressional Art Competition

Special to the Bulletin
Brownwood Bulletin

EARLY — A 2020 graduate of Early High School won second place in the Congressional Art Competition from the 11th District, U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway’s office announced.

Abbey Dolbetty won the second-place award for her piece titled “Holly Anne.”

The winner and runners-up were chosen by a panel of judges from Angelo State University.

A Wall High School junior, Rhesa Key, won first place for her artwork titled “My Window to the Sky.”  Key’s piece will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for a year, where it will be viewed by visitors, members of Congress and tourists, Conway’s office said.

Third place was awarded to Cross Plains High School sophomore Torie Forbus for “Among the Strays.”

The Congressional Art Competition is a special opportunity for talented students from the 11th District to have their artwork recognized on the national level, Conaway’s office said.

“I am extremely proud of all of the participants who continued engaging with their artistic talents despite the challenges of COVID-19,” Conaway said.