Ellis Students Honored with Regional Scholastic Art Awards

29 Ellis students representing grades 7–12 have a collective 44 works of art included in the 2022 Scholastic Art Awards exhibition, earning a total of 3 Gold Key awards, 14 Silver Key awards, and 27 Honorable Mention awards. Their art has been honored in several categories, including photography, digital art, drawing and illustration, ceramics and glass, painting, and mixed media.
Ellis students have been participating in the Scholastic Art Awards for over 40 years, with Visual Arts faculty encouraging students in grades 7–12 to submit their work annually. The nation’s longest-running and most prestigious arts and writing program, the Scholastic Art Awards provide students with a unique opportunity to showcase their art on a larger scale. 

“Any time our students have the chance to exhibit their artwork, it sheds a new light and perspective on what they have created,” says Linda Tonetti Dugan, Visual Arts Department Chair. “I often say to my students something one of my own teachers once said to me: ‘The work isn't finished until the world sees it’— and it's true! The work takes on a new life, or an autonomy, when it’s on display in a way that it can't sitting in a studio.”

The exhibition will be held on Saturday, March 19 at Seneca Valley Senior High School from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students will be honored during the award ceremony beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Anjali Angal
Class of 2022
Covid-19 Self-Portrait
Painting
Honorable Mention
Rachel Arnt
Class of 2026
Family in Iceland
Painting
Honorable Mention
Elaini Asamere
Class of 2022
Modern Media
Photography
Silver Key
Elaini Asamere
Class of 2022
Inked Gaze
Photography
Gold Key
Dionna BoBo
Class of 2027
Jellyfish Mermaid
Digital Art
Honorable Mention
Elyse Brennan
Class of 2025
Angels in the Sunset
Digital Art
Honorable Mention
Molly Brenner
Class of 2022
Distortion
Digital Art
Honorable Mention
Molly Brenner
Class of 2022
The Tree of Life Tragedy
Digital Art
Silver Key
Mia Cirilano
Class of 2022
Remnants - Homelessness in the Park
Photography
Honorable Mention
Moira Connell
Class of 2022
Isolation
Drawing & Illustration
Honorable Mention
Moira Connell
Class of 2022
A COVID-19 Christmas
Painting
Silver Key
Moira Connell
Class of 2022
Red String
Painting
Honorable Mention
Moira Connell
Class of 2022
In a Dream
Digital Art
Silver Key
Moira Connell
Class of 2022
Beauty
Digital Art
Honorable Mention
Jacqueline DeWitt
Class of 2022
Brightest Flower
Photography
Honorable Mention
Amirah Ellis
Class of 2025
My Brother
Photography
Silver Key
Marley Ervin
Class of 2026
Strength
Drawing & Illustration
Silver Key
Ellie Gaddess
Class of 2023
News Dump
Photography
Silver Key
Ellie Gaddess
Class of 2023
Magic Man
Photography
Silver Key
Esty Henteleff
Class of 2023
A Portrait of Harry Styles
Drawing & Illustration
Honorable Mention
Grayson Honig
Class of 2023
Ring Around the Rosie
Photography
Honorable Mention
Anna Jamison
Class of 2025
Self Love
Photography
Honorable Mention
Hadley Kalson
Class of 2022
Patroclus
Ceramics & Glass
Honorable Mention
Hadley Kalson
Class of 2022
Achilles & Patroclus
Ceramics & Glass
Honorable Mention
Hadley Kalson
Class of 2022
Metamorphosis
Ceramics & Glass
Honorable Mention
Hadley Kalson
Class of 2022
Love Together Love Alone
Ceramics & Glass
Honorable Mention
Hadley Kalson
Class of 2022
The Masquerade
Photography
Silver Key
Hadley Kalson
Class of 2022
Reality of her Face
Photography
Silver Key
Zaitun Kirabo
Class of 2025
My Sister
Photography
Silver Key
Sabrina Lateef
Class of 2023
Search For Light
Photography
Honorable Mention
Helen Lee
Class of 2025
Not my Voice
Painting
Honorable Mention
Sofia Mancing
Class of 2023
Inner Growth
Photography
Silver Key
Sofia Mancing
Class of 2023
Her Adventures
Photography
Gold Key
Anna Morowitz
Class of 2026
Epiphany
Mixed Media
Silver Key
Sophia Musahl
Class of 2023
Vertical Garden
Painting
Honorable Mention
Josephine Nesbit
Class of 2025
Blue
Photography
Honorable Mention
Rebekah Rapp
Class of 2024
Solarization Attempt 4
Photography
Honorable Mention
Kari Richards
Class of 2026
Music Makes the World Go Round
Painting
Honorable Mention
Stephanie Somlo
Class of 2022
Spinal Chord
Digital Art
Gold Key
Jenna Trent
Class of 2022
My America
Photography
Honorable Mention
Jenna Trent
Class of 2022
We See Clearly
Photography
Silver Key
Jenna Trent
Class of 2022
Focused
Photography
Honorable Mention
Esme Warman
Class of 2025
I <3 Cappacinos
Digital Art
Honorable Mention
Parisha Wilojanapa
Class of 2023
Pocky Box
Ceramics & Glass
Honorable Mention
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