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September 23, 2018

Phoenix Students Earn Scholastic Art Awards


PHOENIX – Fifteen Emerson J. Dillon Middle School students are among the elite artists in the region, as they were recently recognized with Scholastic Art Awards.

Emerson J. Middle School student artwork (pictured) will be on exhibit Jan. 15-26 at Onondaga Community College as part of the Scholastic Art Award competition.

Emerson J. Middle School student artwork (pictured) will be on exhibit Jan. 15-26 at Onondaga Community College as part of the Scholastic Art Award competition.

The annual art competition showcases student creativity in a variety of categories.

Nearly 5,000 pieces of art are submitted from thousands of seventh through 12th grade students, and a team of professional artists judge the submissions to determine the winners.

“We are pleased to announce that 15 EJD students were among the winning selections for the 2016 Scholastic Art Show, including three Silver Key honors and two Gold Key awards,” said EJD art teacher Ashley Modafferi. “Congratulations to the winners from EJD!”

Students Tamika Stobart and Savanah Neupert took home Gold Key awards while Silver Key awards went to Alexis Capenos, Grace Arnold and Ayden Slack.

Honorable Mention awards were presented to Brianna Buonagurio, Alexandria Mills, Vanessa River, Tina Li, Katelyn Kenner-Carbonaro, Natalie King, Danielle Case, Julianna Lewis, Teresa Uhl and Morgan Kosakowski.

The students’ artwork will be on exhibit Jan. 15-26 at the Whitney Applied Technology Center at Onondaga Community College.

This exhibit is free and open to the public.

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