Artwork by a local student will be on display on Capitol Hill this week.
Lillian McKenzie Marie Harris, a local fourth-grader who lives with her family on Fort Benning, won second-place in the Army category of the Armed Services YMCA's national art and essay contest and will have her artwork on display on Capitol Hill from June 29 to July 2.
Harris's art demonstrating why she is proud of her military family will be displayed along with 25 other winning pieces in the contest in an exhibit sponsored by U.S. Senator Herb Kohl.
Harris also received a $100 U.S. savings bond for her artwork. Ten-year-old Harris is the daughter of Sgt. Joseph E. Harris, a member of the Army. The Armed Services YMCA is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization supporting families of military personnel. The ASYMCA art contest, sponsored by GEICO, asked children of servicemen and women from all branches of the military to submit illustrations of their military families.
In addition to the exhibit on Capitol Hill, the winning pieces will be featured on a poster for Military Family Month in November.