WCSD Art Students Receive Scholastic Art Awards
One hundred seventy WCSD students from John Jay and Roy C. Ketcham High Schools submitted over 750 pieces of artwork to the 2019-2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Our students submitted artwork in a wide range of categories including Ceramics & Glass, Comic Art, Digital Art, Drawing & Illustration, Fashion, Film and Animation, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture.
Sixty-two Gold Keys and 108 Silver Keys were awarded to our students. Gold Key recipients’ artwork has been judged as demonstrating the highest levels of achievement in technique, originality, and personal voice. It will go on to national adjudication. Silver Key recipients have submitted artwork demonstrating achievement worthy of recognition on the regional level.
Seniors are invited to submit up to two cohesive portfolios of eight pieces accompanied by an artist statement. This year four WCSD students submitted senior portfolios.
At the local level, award recipients will be recognized in a ceremony at the Studley Theatre at SUNY New Paltz on Friday, February 7, at 7:00 p.m. The winning artwork of Gold Key and Silver Key Award recipients will be displayed in the Exhibition of Student Work February 8th through March 1st at SUNY New Paltz in their Fine Arts Building. WCSD students will have more than 150 Gold and Silvery Key pieces on display. This exhibition will be open to the public.
“Collectively, our students received 62 Gold Key awards and 108 Silver Key awards. Our art teachers and school community are so proud of our students’ creativity and accomplishments,” said Bonnie King, Director of Fine & Performing Arts and Foreign Language.
Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding achievements:
Gold Key Recipients
Daniela Bellantoni Mary-Elizabeth Boatey Simone Bolger
Gloria Bonham Madison Borba
Anna Byars Samantha Citarell Nancy Coates
Emma Cunliffe Cristian DiBattista Bella DiLeo
Rasheed Elmouchtari Aidan Finn
Zachary Golden-Johnson Kylie Gordon
Elizabeth Graham Tiana Griggs
Hailey Howard Sebastian Hudson Amani Jamal
Silver Key Recipients
Joseph Della Vecchia
Angelina St. George