WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) earlier this month honored Katherine Ge, of New Providence for winning the Congressional Art Contest.  Ge’s award winning work, “Abandoned House,” was recognized in a special ceremony on the Merk campus in Kenilworth.  The acrylic painting has been sent to Washington. D.C. to be showcased in the annual Nationwide Congressional High School Art Exhibition, which is located in the corridor between the Cannon House Office Building and the Capitol.  Ge, a junior at New Providence High School, is pictured with Lance and her art teacher, Denise Moser.

The Congressional Art Contest began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents.  Since that time more than 650,000 high school students have been involved in the competition.