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September 23, 2018

OHS Student Earns Salmon River Honors


OSWEGO, NY – Talented Oswego High School and Oswego Middle School artists continue to be rewarded for their excellent work.

Cassidy Barney - first place

Cassidy Barney - first place

Once again the Oswego City School District has an impressive display of student art exhibiting at the Oswego County Art Competition held at the Salmon River Fine Arts Center in Pulaski.

This is the annual juried show that is open to all school districts in the county. This year 48 pieces created by Oswego School District students were on display.

Oswego High art teacher Melissa Martin noted, “This year we had a tenth through twelfth grade first place award winner and six honorable mentions at the show.”

Cassidy Barney earned a first place cash prize of $100 for his drawing “What to Do.”

Emily Henderson - “Vines”

Emily Henderson - “Vines”

Other grade ten through twelve artists recognized with honorable mention status were Sarah Skinner for her drawing “American Flag,” Chelsea Sereno for her graphic piece “Self Portrait” and Elizabeth Nielsen “The Concept” sculpture.

Winners were also honored as the seventh through ninth grade level.

These included Emily Henderson for her sculpture of “Vines” as well as Mackenzie Palmer for her sculpture ‘Blind Eye Giraffe” and Chrissy Abare “Trigger Fish” computer graphic.

Martin explained, “Oswego is represented in all categories including Computer Graphics, Drawing, Painting, Mixed-Media, jewelry, Ceramics, and Sculpture.”

Chrissy Abare - “Trigger Fish”

Chrissy Abare - “Trigger Fish”

Sarah Skinner - “American Flag”

Sarah Skinner - “American Flag”

Oswego students in grades ten through twelve whose work is on display include Bobby Jo Demmerle, Emily Fleischman, Jade Nelson, Haylee Gardner, Elizabeth Nielsen, Chelsea Sereno, Alex Wetter, Cassidy Barney, Haley Annal, Gerritt Crisafulli, Emily Richmond, Justine Harrington, Sarah Skinner, Mary Montagnola, Ashley Fidler, Nicole Bonacorsi, Alex Avery, Anglica Alejandro, Becky Fidler, Madison Palmer, Jane Coty and Denesha Howard.

Elizabeth Nielsen - “The Concept” sculpture.

Elizabeth Nielsen - “The Concept” sculpture.

Seventh through ninth graders who had work on display were Chrissy Abare, Emily Henderson, Sarah Mancuso, Paige Ruel, Chelsea Ketchum, Reilly Patrick and Kayla Volkomer.

Martin noted, “Elizabeth Nielsen has five pieces on display while Sarah Skinner had four of her works chosen at the upper secondary level and Chrissy Abare had three of her works on exhibit. Other students also had multiple pieces of work on display at the Salmon River Fine Arts Center.”

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One Response “OHS Student Earns Salmon River Honors”

  1. Sam
    April 16, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Fantastic job. Congratulations to Ms. Martin and all students. I am proud to be a member of a school board whose students continually display such wonderful talent.
    Sam Tripp

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