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Spur-of-moment snapshot to be displayed in halls of U.S. Capitol

"Walk Down Memory Lane" will be on display at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., after being chosen as the winner of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for the 20th District of New York through Congressman Paul Tonko.

"Walk Down Memory Lane" will be on display at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., after being chosen as the winner of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for the 20th District of New York through Congressman Paul Tonko. Photo by Mitchell Aragona

“Anything environmental, really. I like going outside. I like taking pictures of trees,” Aragona said.

Aubin said he was very excited for his student’s success.

“It just so happens that they saw the same value in it that we did,” Aubin said. “It couldn’t have happened to a better person.”

As he finishes up his senior year, Aragona said he plans to attend Mohawk Community College to study computer graphics. He said he would like to go into his father’s field of work and possibly work with advertising or engineering with water parks.

“You need to have an artistic mind for building water parks. If it doesn’t look fun, who’s going to go?” Aragona said.

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