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Teens art piece goes to Washington D.C.

April 21, 2008

Albany -- A South Georgia teenager will soon have his artwork on display in our nation's capital.

Teens from all 50 states submitted their work for the 2008 Congressional Art Competition.

Brandon Mooney, a junior from Columbus, was the first place winner from Georgia's Second Congressional District.

Congressman Sanford Bishop presented Mooney with the first place award via satellite Monday.

"It's hard sometimes for them to see that you have to keep going and really push yourself to finish a piece of that quality because you get tired, but it's worth it in the end," said art teacher, Shary Williams.

"I scratched the different textures to get the different feels into it. And it took me quite a while," said Mooney. 

Mooney's art piece will be on display over the next year in the Cannon tunnel that leads to the U.S. Capitol Building.

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