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Eastchester High School Art Students Honored

 
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Eastchester High School Art Students Honored
by Grace Noone - Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 3:38 PM
 
Congratulations to Eastchester High School senior Shannon Pepper, who received a Gold Key Portfolio Award for her work entitled, You Are What You Eat. This is the highest regional distinction a student can receive from the Scholastic Arts Awards competition. Sakura Abedel-Rahman received a Silver Key Portfolio award for her submission, Plantasia and Christina Faustina also received a Silver Key Portfolio Award for The Fluidity of History. A Silver Key Design Award was presented to Nicole Ross award for her work, A Marine’s Bedroom. 


To be considered for this award, students must present eight artworks with a common conceptual thread. “We are so pleased that the Scholastic Treston Espada, Sakura Abdel Rahman, Christiana Faustini, Elias Dube, Nicole Ross, Shannon Pepper received Scholastic Art Awards. organization has recognized many of our seniors at the regional level. The portfolio awards are an especially competitive category,” said Eastchester High School Art Department Chair Rachel Sydlowski. “Everyone is looking forward to the next round of national awards announced later in the spring.” 


The Scholastic Arts Academy also recognized the following students: Elias Dube: Honorable Mention Portfolio, Poor Lost Souls, Digital Art Award Treston Espada: Honorable Mention Portfolio, The Anti-Commercialization of Skateboarding, Design Award Nicole Ross: Honorable Mention Stacy’s Bedroom, Design Award 

The Art Department also commended senior Sakura Abdel-Rahman who Student artwork entitled Watch Her Growreceived a Certificate of Excellence for her drawing, Watch Her Grow. She and 90 student-artists submitted their artwork to the StART Regional High School Art Exhibition or StART. The ink and watercolor drawing explores the complex relationship between humans and nature. 

The OSilas Gallery at Concordia College presented the exhibit from Jan. 16 through Jan. 25. 

From left to right; Treston Espada, Sakura Abdel Rahman, Christiana Faustini, Elias Dube, Nicole Ross, Shannon Pepper