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Students Receive Scholastic Art Recognition

Eleven Westhill High School students and one Onondaga Hill Middle School student received awards in the 2023 Scholastic Art Awards competition. 

In this competition, artwork is evaluated on originality, technical skill and  personal vision. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were launched in 1923 to encourage and recognize student achievement in the creative arts. Now celebrating their 100th Anniversary, The Scholastic Awards attract over 350,000 entries in 28 categories of writing and the visual arts.

The students along with their award, grade level, art category and artwork titles are listed below. The artwork will be on display in the Whitney Building at OCC from January 11 through March 3.

Gold Key

  • Dyonte Bragg, Grade 9, Photography - Overwhelmed
  • Dyonte Bragg, Grade 9, Photography - Descension
  • Josselyn DeTesus, Grade 9, Photography - Untitled Flower
  • Grace Faigle, Grade 9, Photography - Engulf
  • Meara Roach, Grade 9, Photography - Colored Pencil Kaleidoscope
  • Alex Cowin, Grade 12, Photography - Weighed Down
  • Enzo Varco, Grade 12, Photography - Take A Chance


Honorable Mention

  • Claire Kelly, Grade 8, Drawing - Dragon
  • Claire Sainsbury, Grade 9, Photography - Inky
  • Ayesha Altheblah, Grade 11, Photography - Impact
  • Jack VanEpps, Grade 11, Photography - Stifle
  • Veronica Taylor, Grade 11, Photography - Neon Florals
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