OSWEGO, NY – Oswego High School artist Brenna Riley won the “Best of Show” with her beautiful self-portrait graphite drawing “Oliver” while Carrie Gilbert and won “First Place “overall with her amazing detail drawing “Clarinet” at the Oswego County Student Art Competition.
The judging at the annual juried show for high school and junior high school students took place at the Salmon River Fine Arts Center in Pulaski.
This competition, which is open to all Oswego County school districts, attracted more than 500 art pieces.
Oswego High School art teacher Melissa Martin said, “This is the first time Oswego has walked away with both the ‘Best of Show’ and ’First Place’ overall.”
Oswego students also were recognized for their work with seventh through ninth grade.
Honorable mention ribbons were presented to Jessica Godden, Madelyne Cortright, Marissa Familo-Bennett and Mikayla Trapasso.
Tenth through twelfth grade students earning honorable mention included Aviriana Follet, Danielle Boyzuck, Katie Bradshaw, Kayla Volkomer, Makayla Carson, Morgan Knopp, Rebecca North, Sarah Hoefer and Teo Patty.
Students who also had their work accepted to the show included Allison Choate, Andrew Bornheimer, Bailey Glennen, Faith Hannock, Heavenly Noel, Jessica Godden, Nicholas Brown, Skylar Wallace, Sophia Griffith, Abigail Douglas, Alyssa Lapetino, Brianna Bush, Isabella Sabatini, Julie May, Katherine Hill, Madelyne Cortright, Margo McBearty, Michaela Bradshaw, Tegan Boyzuck, Abigail Allen, Chrisan Cabanlig, M’Kenzie Bradshaw, Molly Brown, Samantha Lee, Tatiana Berkley, Taylor Hamer, Tiffany Billington, Alaina Galutz, Alex Bush, Amber Lagoe, Brandi Hibbert, Courtney Johnson, Elizabeth Sincavage, Jessica Morgan, Kelsey Wilder, Marissa Familo-Bennett, Morgan Butterfield, Morgan Haynes, Nathan Greene, Ricky Bristol, Sarah Dahar, Travis Cowles, Alexandra DeSacia, Allie Henderson, Reilly Patrick, Meghan Anderson, Mike Edwards and Tara Lagoe.