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Vestal High School Art students capture seven Regional Scholastic Art Awards

A number of talented student artists from Vestal High School have been notified that they will be receiving Silver Key and Honorable Mention awards in the 75th Annual Regional Scholastic Art Awards ceremony scheduled for noon on Sunday, January 28, 2018, at the Clemens Center in Elmira, New York.

Senior Maya Madden will receive two Silver Key awards in printmaking, and sophomore Carley Zindle will also be awarded a Silver Key in printmaking. Four other Vestal High School students will receive Honorable Mentions:

- Meghan Eames, grade 9, in painting for a piece entitled "Illusion of Time."
 - Urwah Imran, grade 10, in drawing and illustration, for her work entitled "Model B." 
 - Santa Barbara Maslar, grade 10, will be awarded for her sculpture, "Mike Hat." 
 - Tomiko Nicholson, grade 11, will be recognized for her comic art piece, "Amidst the Silence."

Six Vestal High School Student artistis who won regional Scholastic Art Awards 

(From left to right, Tomiko Nicholson, Maya Madden, Urwah Imran, Santa Barbara Maslar, Meaghan Eames and Carley Zindle.) 

The Vestal High School art educators who taught these student artists include Melissa Restuccia, Vestal Central School District Art chair, Sean Bowers, Peter Durham and Amy Panella. 

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers celebrates the creative achievement of America’s teens and, in 1923, founded the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in order to offer recognition and scholarships to students based on their artistic talents. Student artwork featured in the Regional Scholastic Art exhibit will be on public view at the Arnot Art Museum, 235 Lake Street, Elmira, from January 30 until approximately March 9, 2018.

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