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November 24, 2017

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West Genesee Artists Recognized at Scholastic Art Competition


Fourteen West Genesee students received a total of eighteen awards in the 2017 Scholastic Art Awards competition.

Anna Cahalan, MorganVandemark, Andrew DeSellems, Brianna Orendorf, Alexandra (Sasha) Mekker, and Catherine Walsh from WGHS each received a gold key.

Silver key winners were Gabrielle Mitchell from WGMS; and Lukas Reed, Mekker, and Grace Van Hoven from WGHS.

Students recognized with an honorable mention were Gabrielle Gardner, Destiny Hess, Monet Raymond, Jessica Pototsky, Lindsey Ingram, Savannah Kraus, Van Hoven, and Walsh from WGHS.

The West Genesee artists are students of John Capria and Bill Haining at the high school; and Olivia Kovacevski at WGMS. The students are in grades 8-12.

The exhibit was open for public display after an awards ceremony January 5 and will be shown through March 3 at Onondaga Community College. Entries are judged by professional artists and photographers. There will be an exhibit of select pieces from the silver key and honorable mention pieces at the Everson Museum and the Delavan Art Gallery from March through May.

All gold key winners will be sent to the national competition in New York City.

 The event is sponsored by M&T Bank and hosted by Onondaga Community College.



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