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Art and Writing Students Advance to Nationals

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The district is proud to announce that 32 Junior-Senior High School art and writing students won a total of 60 awards for their work in the 2020 Northeast Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

The competition is administered by the Alliance for Young Artists’ & Writers’ national office in New York City. For last year’s event, approximately 320,000 entries were received and viewed by more than 50 judges. More than 2,900 works of art received national recognition and included more than $300,000 in direct scholarships, and millions in tuition support being awarded.

Nine East Rockaway students were selected as Gold Key winners for the art portion of the competition. Their artwork will advance to the national level of the competition. In addition to the writing portion of the competition, junior Madeleine Prucha received four awards, including two Gold Keys, a Silver Key and an honorable mention. Her work will also continue onto the national level.

The district congratulates Madeleine and all the following art students:

Gold Keys:
Isabelle Anderson - Drawing & Illustration
Natalie Hayes - Drawing & Illustration
Leslie Madera – Digital Art
Madeline Mistretta - Photography
Alyssa Nicolo – Digital Art
Daniella Pedi - Drawing & Illustration
Gianna Rizzo - Photography
Isabella Schaefer - Painting
Sofia Valdebenito - Drawing & Illustration

Silver Keys:
Hailey Arnold - Photography
Lauren Cronin - Drawing & Illustration (2X); Art Portfolio
Abigail Davila – Digital Art
Hailey Handel – Digital Art
Allyson Lovera – Art Portfolio
Leslie Madera - Drawing & Illustration
Kieran Malloy – Digital Art
Gianna Mancusi - Photography
Madeline Mistretta - Photography
Alyssa Nicolo – Digital Art
Matthew Pollackov – Digital Art (3X)
Gianna Rizzo - Photography
Grace Wayar- Drawing & Illustration

Honorable Mentions:
Nicole Acampora - Photography
Isabelle Anderson - Drawing & Illustration
Emma Araoz - Drawing & Illustration
Hailey Arnold - Art Portfolio
Sofia Bertolotti - Painting
Sayeba Bhuiyan - Photography
Elliot Brower - Painting
Caitlin Flanagan - Jewelry
Denis Garcia Maldonado - Drawing & Illustration
Joseph Giammona - Photography
Allyson Lovera - Painting
Leslie Madera – Photography
Gianna Mancusi – Photography (2X)
Katie McMahon – Painting
Deanna Minotakis - Drawing & Illustration
Alyssa Nicolo – Digital Art
Katarina Nunez - Drawing & Illustration
Daniella Pedi – Photography (2X)
Emma Pollackov – Photography (3X)
Gianna Rizzo – Photography (2X)
Isabella Schaefer - Drawing & Illustration
Grace Wayar - Drawing & Illustration (3X)
Grace Wooding - Drawing & Illustration