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North Young Achiever: Rachael Anderson

| Thursday, July 19, 2007

Rachael Anderson

Residence: North Fayette

Age: 18.

Family: Parents, Joyce and Charles; a brother, Lawrence, 21; and a sister, Sarah, 20

School: Anderson graduated from West Allegheny High School in June and will be attending Edinboro University of Pennsylvania this fall

Noteworthy: Anderson won the 2007 Annual Congressional Art Competition in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District. Her graphite drawing, "Pencil Self-Portrait," will be on display for one year in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. She attended the exhibit's opening on June 28.

Activities/Interests: In addition to art, Anderson enjoys reading J.R.R. Tolkien, singing and music and plans to join the chorus at Edinboro. She is an avid runner and once worked as a lifeguard, although this summer she is baby-sitting.

Quote: "Well, (I won) because, my work was very detailed, and a lot of people told me that they think it's actually a picture of me, not something I drew," she said. "I guess it's because it's realistic, and really detailed."

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