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Upton Greets 2018 CAC Winner Ranya Liu

Portage Central Sophomore’s art to hang in U.S. Capitol for one year

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Washington, June 27, 2018 | Tom Wilbur (202-225-3761) | comments
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today met with Portage Central High School Sophomore Ranya Liu, winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District. Ranya’s winning piece, a Chinese watercolor on rice paper titled “Butterfly and Flower,” will now hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

“It was fantastic to finally meet Ranya today. The arts have always had a pivotal role to play in our vibrant and diverse communities across Southwest Michigan,” said Upton. “Especially for high school students wishing to express themselves. I’m proud of Ranya’s creativity, passion, and hard work. I know she has a great future ahead of her.”

As the 2018 Congressional Art Competition winner, Ranya and her mother flew out to Washington, D.C. on two complimentary tickets from Southwest Airlines. They also took part in a reception honoring winners from across the country.

To see Ranya’s winning piece of art please click here.

To learn more about the Congressional Art Competition please click here.

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