Dozen Student-Artists Honored with National Awards

Awards
Twelve Advanced Placement art students from HSE and HSW have earned a total of 23 awards in the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Competition. Of those 23 awards, 10 were Gold Key awards, which will be considered for national recognition. Gold Key winners will be announced in March.  

The district congratulates the following student-artists:

High School East
•    Luke Gelfman – one Gold Key in Design, three Gold Keys in Drawing and Illustration, one Silver Key in Drawing and Illustration
•    Anna Koke – one Gold Key in Printmaking
•    Danielle Napoli – two Gold Keys in Printmaking, one Honorable Mention in Photography
•    Kelsey Opinante – one Silver Key in Comic Art
•    Stephanie Rowe – one Silver Key in Comic Art
•    Ilysa Sirota – one Honorable Mention in Mixed Media
•    Jamie Werner – one Gold Key in Fashion
 
High School West
•    Lisa Accolla – one Silver Key in Drawing and Illustration
•    Sean Bishop – one Gold Key in Drawing and Illustration
•    Katie Kguloian – two Honorable Mentions in Drawing and Illustration
•    Stephen Kyranakis – one Honorable Mention in Drawing and Illustration
•    Laura Minet – three Honorable Mentions in Drawing and Illustration, one Silver Key in Drawing and Illustration, one Gold Key Art Portfolio

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their work to the world. Students across America submitted nearly 320,000 original works during the 2016 program year across 29 different categories of art and writing. Through the Scholastic Awards, students in grades 7–12 can apply in 29 categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published.