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Westover Students Receive 10 Awards in Connecticut Scholastic Art Competition

Eight Westover students received ten awards at the Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards competition this month, including three Gold Key Awards.

Eight Westover School students received ten awards at the Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards competition this month, including three students who won Gold Key Awards for their photography portfolios, which will go on to compete for National Level Scholastic Art Awards this spring.

The three Gold Key winners in Photography are: Addis Fouché-Channer, a senior from Brooklyn, New York, for her portfolio of prints, Serial Dream Imagery; Emily Morris, a senior from Roxbury, for her portfolio, Alienation and Isolation; and Stephanie Sorosiak, a senior from Woodbury, for her portfolio, Images from My Life. In addition, Ms. Fouché-Channer was presented with the Hartford Art School Scholarship. The students’ photography teacher is Michael Gallagher; Ms. Fouché-Channer’s portfolio also included work completed last summer while taking classes with Tom Legoff.

Two students won Silver Keys in Ceramics: Hayley Choi, a senior from Seoul, South Korea, for her Dragon Coil Pot, and Grace Uhl, a sophomore from Southborough, Massachusetts, for her Textured Coil Pot. Their ceramics teacher is Sara Poskas.

Four students received Honorable Mentions in Drawing: LeighAnn Kulpa, a sophomore from Middlebury; Sophia Lee, a sophomore from Seoul, South Korea; and Marie Shiraishi, a sophomore from Old Greenwich, for their Self Portrait Drawings; Ms. Lee also received an Honorable Mention for a second drawing, a Mixed Media piece entitled “Reminiscence.” The students’ art teachers are Sara Poskas and AnneMarie Siefert.

Teachers from Westover’s Art Department submitted work by 27 students for the competition earlier in January. The students’ artwork will be on display at the Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition in the Siple Gallery at the University of Hartford through February 1st.

The Scholastic Art Awards of Connecticut is an affiliate of The Alliance For Young Artists & Writers. This program seeks to recognize the work of talented young artists in grades 7 to 12. Student artwork is juried by professional artists and university art faculty and is selected on merit for inclusion in this statewide exhibition.  Awards will be presented January 27th at the University of Hartford’s Lincoln Theater.

Westover is a selective boarding and day school in grades 9-12 with 205 students from 16 states and 17 countries. The School offers its students more than 20 Advanced Placement courses as well as signature programs in science, engineering, art history, and music.

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