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‘Dreaming in White’: Manlius Pebble Hill student wins Rep. John Katko’s art competition

A Marcellus student who attends Manlius Pebble Hill School in DeWitt has won U.S. Rep. John Katko’s Congressional Art Competition. 

Loren Brown’s photograph, “Dreaming in White,” stood out among more than 30 entries Katko’s office received in the competition. A panel of judges from each of the 24th Congressional District’s four counties made the selection. 

The announcement was first made at a ceremony Saturday honoring Brown and other finalists in the competition. 

With her victory in the contest, Brown’s artwork will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for one year. She has been invited to attend a Congressional Art Competition reception in June. 

“I am excited to announce Loren Brown’s ‘Dreaming in White’ as the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition,” Katko, R-Camillus, said in a statement. “I look forward to seeing her piece in Washington, where it will be on display for thousands of visitors to the U.S. Capitol. 

“Central New York is home to many gifted young arts, and I was truly impressed by the high caliber of talent and passion from our local students.” 

All students who participated in the art competition have been invited to display their work in Katko’s district offices until the end of the school year.