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CATS Academy Student Wins National Congressional Art Competition

Tue 23 May 2017 < Back to listing

Seoyeon, a student at CATS Academy Boston, has won this year’s Congressional Art Competition with her piece entitled ‘My Pursuit’.


The annual art competition is open to all high school students across the U.S. and this year, 13 young artists from across the Eighth Congressional District submitted artwork. Entries included photographs, paintings, pencil, and collages in response to the brief ‘An Artistic Discovery’. The winning piece of artwork from each Congressional District is selected to hang in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. for one year.

Congressman Lynch, a judge at the competition, said “Seoyeon is a wonderfully gifted young artist. Her artwork is a reflection of her talent and hard work and I congratulate her on this exciting achievement. I hope that Seoyeon’s success will encourage other students from Braintree and across the Eighth District to continue their pursuit of the arts.”

Kim Barry, Chair of Visual and Performing Arts, said, "This is a wonderful achievement for Seoyeon and a reflection of the strength and enthusiasm for the Art Department here.”

CATS Academy is home to some exceptionally talented and creative students and there have been some amazing college progressions over the last two years. Including progressions to ‘The New School – Parsons’, ‘School of the Art Institute of Chicago’ and ‘School of Visual Arts New York’.

Kim Barry - “It’s such a thrill when our students get these acceptances and quite a number of them have gotten scholarships as well. We work hard with the students to put together their portfolios and one thing that contributes to their college candidacy are the art competitions.”

Every year CATS Academy allows students the freedom to enter into many national art competitions. CATS has been invited to the ‘University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Artists Invitational’, at which our students have won awards every year. Students are also entered into the ‘Art All State’ a very competitive Art competition, and ‘The Scholastic Arts Competition’ a presitigious arts recognition program.

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