PHOENIX – Art students in the Phoenix Central School District recently earned recognition for their work as part of the Scholastic Art Awards program.
The annual effort honors Central New York students in grades seven through 12 for their artistic accomplishments.
This year nearly 5,100 pieces of art were submitted from school districts throughout the region, and a panel of judges recently selected the winners, including several Phoenix students.
More than a dozen Emerson J. Dillon Middle School artists earned honors and their work will be among the 1,300 pieces on display through March 3 at the Whitney Applied Technology Center at Onondaga Community College.
The winners from EJD were eighth graders Noah Gordon, Cierra Harvey, Liam Sweeney and Haley Bowersox (Gold Keys); Michael VanAuken, Sara Brunell, Shay Altman, Alivia Lamphere, Sophia Trinca and Emma Clark (Silver Keys); and Andrew Quinn, Melody Trask, Nathan Kosakowski, Emma Clark, Alivia Lamphere, Shay Altman and Nate Sutter, who was recognized for two submissions (honorable mention).
EJD art teachers Beth Pritchard and Ashley Modafferi congratulated the students on the recognition and noted that the exhibit is open to the public for community members and parents who would like to see the work on display.