Phoenix Artists Shine In CNY Scholastic Arts Competition

JCB student Alex Bell earned the Gold Key in the CNY Scholastic Art competition for “Overgrown Piano.” Photo provided by CiTi.

PHOENIX – Nearly a dozen Phoenix Central School District students were lauded for their artistic talents recently as their work was exhibited at Onondaga Community College.

The selected work was entered into the Central New York Scholastic Arts competition, which included more than 4,600 submissions from local student artists. Of the pieces submitted, a panel of judges reviewed each submission and selected the best to be included in the OCC exhibit.

“Our students are incredibly talented, and we are so proud of their accomplishments,” said PCSD Art Department teachers. “They worked so hard on their submissions, and it is fantastic to see that effort recognized at a regional level.”

The prestigious Gold Key honor was given to Emerson J. Dillon Middle School student Jackson Collier and JCB student Alex Bell. Silver Key distinction went to EJD’s Hailey Prickett and JCB’s Bell, Arlin Russo and Ryleah Breckenridge. Honorable Mention awards were presented to EJD’s JJ Fyler, Faith Thomas (two), Sage Byrne, Hailey Szyikowksi and Natasia Worley, and JCB’s Bell, Russo and Erika Dygert.

Their work was on display at the Whitney Applied Technology Center at OCC throughout the winter.

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