HHS students’ art selected for show

Two students hold up artwork

Herkimer High School students Lyndsey Bass and Felicity Boncella had their artwork selected for the 2018 Scholastic Art Competition in Syracuse. Their artwork is on display throughout the Whitney Applied Technology Center at Onondaga Community College from Jan. 12 through March 3.

Felicity Boncella’s comic art piece, “Blue Shadows,” won a Gold Key Award.

Lyndsey and Felicity’s works were selected from more than 5,700 entries for special recognition. HHS was one of only two schools in the county to receive this honor.

Lyndsey’s mixed media piece, “Persistent Harmony,” received an Honorable Mention.

The Central New York (CNY) region, sponsored by the M&T Charitable Foundation, has conducted an annual Scholastic Art Awards program for more than 70 years. The region covers 13 counties and almost 400 eligible schools in CNY. Each year, the program adjudicates more than 5,000 pieces of art from about 200 teachers and between 80 to 100 individual schools, making the program one of the largest in the country.

In their 94-year history, the awards have recognized some of America’s most celebrated artists while they were teenagers, including: Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Idelle Weber, Ken Burns, Paul Chan, and Kay WalkingStick. More than 70 professional artists, educators and photographers select award winners during the judging process.

Herkimer Central School District congratulates Lyndsey and Felicity, and all the other student artists who participated in this competition.

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