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OHS Students’ Award Winning Work on Display at Scholastic Arts Exhibit at OCC

OSWEGO, NY – The artistic impressions of several Oswego High School students were recognized in the annual Central New York Scholastic Arts competition.

Several Oswego students were recently recognized at ceremonies on the Onondaga Community College campus.

The Central New York Scholastic Art competition award winners representing Oswego High recently gathered together. Honorees included (from left) Brandi Hibbert, Rebecca North, Carrie Gilbert, Teo Patty, Reilly Patrick, Shea Hewitt, Brenna Riley, Allie Henderson, M’kenzie Bradshaw, Katy Bradshaw and Samantha Lee.
The Central New York Scholastic Art competition award winners representing Oswego High recently gathered together. Honorees included (from left) Brandi Hibbert, Rebecca North, Carrie Gilbert, Teo Patty, Reilly Patrick, Shea Hewitt, Brenna Riley, Allie Henderson, M’kenzie Bradshaw, Katy Bradshaw and Samantha Lee.

Their work will be on display through February 28 at the Whitney Applied Technology Center, 4941 Onondaga Road in Syracuse.

Exhibit hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and on weekends from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Oswego High School “Gold Key” recipients included Teo Patty for the drawing “Lost a Marble,” Allie Henderson for design of “Endangered Habitats” and a photography piece “Old vs. New” and Brenna Riley drawing entitled “Oliver.”

“Silver Key” award winners included Carrie Gilbert for drawing entitled “Clarinet,” Katie Bradshaw “Home Repair” drawing, Reilly Patrick drawing “Slate,” the sculpture “Punked Angel” by Brandi Hibbert, Shea Hewitt design of “Mind Like a Lens Letterhead Design” as well a photography piece “Leaf me Alone,” Rebecca North drawing “Farmers Market,”  Kayla Volkomer painting of “Winter Birds” and Henderson for photography “Sea Glass.”

There were numerous “Honorable Mention” award winners including four portfolios each created by Carrier Gilbert and Rebecca North. Gilbert also earned an “Honorable Mention” for drawing “Swimmers” while North also received recognition for drawing (“Art Will Be the Death of Me).

Other “Honorable Mention” recognition was presented to Daijah Hoskins for jewelry (Innovate Text Bracelet), M’Kenzie Bradshaw drawing (“Machine Tools”), Taylor Hamer for ceramics (“War and Peace), Sarah Hoefer drawing (“Three Ring Binder), Morgan Knopp ceramics (“Steam Gears”) along with Samantha Lee  drawing (“Tools”) and Michaela Moran design (“Zen Tuscan”).

Volkomer earned an “Honorable Mention” for “Depression Glass” and “Artist Tools” drawings and Katie Bradshaw for mixed media “Tranquility,” Henderson for design (“Coffee Creations Letterhead), Patrick drawing (“Translucent Lucidity) as well as a mixed media (“Watered Landscape).

Teacher Melissa Martin said, “Winning recognition in this show is very prestigious. Receiving a ‘Gold Key’ is equivalent to winning a sectional title in sports.”

The CNY Scholastic Arts competition encompasses a large 13-county region with almost 400 eligible schools.

Martin said, “For the past several years, the competition has drawn approximately 200 teachers from up to 100 individual schools, consistently receiving nearly 5,000 individual pieces of art, making this program one of the largest in the nation.”

The Oswego High School Art Department students have continued a “Gold Key” tradition as for the past several years numerous artists and designers have been recognized with awards in this elite art competition.