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Art students win big in the 2012 Scholastic Art Awards

April 17, 2012

Art award  winnersMonticello High School students Tammy Corrigan, Helen Sywalski and Debbie Yang won awards in the 2012 Hudson Valley Scholastic Affiliate Art Awards. This year, about 2,000 works of art were entered in the regional show from Sullivan, Orange, Duchess, and Ulster Counties.

Two Monticello High School art students earned Honorable Mention awards and one student earned several Gold Key awards.

Honorable Mention: Tammy Corrigan, Senior, Design category, "David Cook"

Honorable Mention: Debbie Yang, Junior, Design category, "Owls"

Gold Key Award: Helen Sywalski, Art Portfolio (8 works of art)

Art workGold Key Award: Helen Sywalski, Design category, "Steve Jobs Memorial-Concept Design and Brochure"

Gold Key Award: Helen Sywalski, Design category, "Emigration"

Gold Key and Gold Medal Award: Helen Sywalski, Printmaking category, "Pharmaseuticals"

Gold Key Awards were shown at the SUNY New Paltz Art Gallery, and were then moved on to the National Level Competition where Helen Sywalski earned national recognition in The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2012, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. Helen has been identified by panels of professional artists as one of the most talented young artists and writers in the nation.

This year 200,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Only the top 1,500 were recognized at the national level. Helen has been invited to attend a ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on June 1 and to participate in a number of showcase events at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.

The community is invited to attend the Monticello Annual Grades 6-12 Art Show, which will be held from 6-8 p.m. June 7 in the High School gymnasium to see these and many other wonderful works of art created by students.

Top photo: Scholastic Art Award winners Helen Sywalski, Debbie Yang and Tammy Corrigan.

Bottom photo: "Pharmaseuticals," by Helen Sywalski won a Gold Key and Gold Medal Award winner in the printmaking category.