High schooler has artwork hanging in The Met

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Cliffannie Forrester will soon graduate from the High School of Art and Design, but that's not even the biggest milestone in her life.

The day she accepts her diploma, the 18-year-old Brooklyn native will have a piece of art on display in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Her piece, "Uganda," has been selected as winner of P.S. Art, a competition that displays the art work of students across the New York school district at The Met and gives them scholarships.

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Forrester found her inspiration for the painting when she traveled to Uganda two years ago with her friend.

As she was scanning through her photos recently, she discovered one of a young girl. She told BuzzFeed that her teacher suggested she paint it.

When Forrester shared that she won the competition on Twitter, her painting went viral.

In addition to seeing her work in the famous museum, her art will be shown on digital screens in Times Square this week.

She told BuzzFeed that the reception of her work has been "supportive and overwhelming."

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