Local Students will be honored in Carnegie Hall Ceremony

LAKES REGION — Four students from the Lakes Region who were Scholastic Art & Writing Awards' national winners will be honored honored during a special awards ceremony live-webcasted from the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New Yok City on June 6.

National winners from the area included:

Gavin Achorn – grade 8, Winnisquam Regional Middle School – Jessica Cobbett, art educator. Mixed Media – Beware of Your Fears – Silver Medal Award.

Emily Chase – grade 10, Prospect Mountain High School – Jesse Robidas, art educator - Painting – Winters Night – Silver Medal Award.

Maria Draper – grade 10, The New Hampton School – Amy Wilson, art educator. Photography – Rising Sail - Silver Medal Award.

Anneke Huynen – grade 11, Plymouth Regional High School – Lynn Sanborn, art educator - Photography – Shattered – Silver Medal Award.

The first level of recognition for these students' outstanding work took place through The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire- administered by the New Hampshire Art Educators' Association, one of 115 affiliate organizations nationwide that, in partnership with the Alliance, conduct The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for the state of NH. Regionally, five panels of judges awarded 234 Gold Key awards, 270 Silver Key awards and 306 Honorable Mentions. An exhibit of 700+ pieces of award winning art by NH students was displayed in the lobby of Pinkerton Academy's Stockbridge Theatre, Derry, NH in January 21- and February 1. On February 1 NH student artists were recognized during ceremonies in the Stockbridge Theatre.

Local sponsors that support The Scholastic Art Awards of NH - Administered by the Art Educators' Association are the host site of Pinkerton Academy, the New Hampshire Institute of Art, the Brown-Monson Foundation, and the New Hampshire Art Educators' Association, Coca-Cola of Northern New England, Maine College of Art, and John and Sheila Hoglund.