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Plant High senior has artwork in national competition

The artwork of a Plant High School senior will be on display at the U.S. Capitol during the Annual Congressional Art Competition on June 26.

Hansel Rivera is the winner of the U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor's Congressional Choice Award. She congratulated Rivera personally during a visit to the south Tampa high school.

Rivera's artwork will remain on display one year and automatically entered into the national congressional art competition, according to a statement from Castor's office.

Rivera has studied art throughout his four years at Plant. His winning entry was a portrait of his deceased grandfather, Rumaldo, in black and white charcoals. He plans to study business administration in college.

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