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Stamford Students Recognized at CT Regional Scholastic Art Awards

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Six students from Stamford Public Schools have been recognized for their "outstanding artistic contributions" as part of the 25th Annual Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibition, the district announced Friday. The winners were:

Gold Key
Cindy Luo, Rippowam Middle School, Gold Key, Fashion and Gold Key, Drawing
Teacher: Susan Arendt

Silver Key
Larry Rosenfeld, Stamford High School, Silver Key, Film and Animation
Teacher: Kimberly DeBiase-Wheeler

Honorable Mention
Stefany Espinoza, Stamford High School, Honorable Mention, Drawing
Teacher: Paul Cusano
Michael Lark, Stamford High School, Honorable Mention, Jewelry
Teacher: Kimberly DeBiase-Wheeler
Isabel Gomez, Stamford High School, Honorable Mention, Drawing
Teacher: Margaret Zielinski
Kevin Molina, Stamford High School, Honorable Mention, Painting
Teacher: Margaret Zielinski

Awards for the winners of the largest juried student art exhibition in Connecticut will be presented Sunday, January 26, at the University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater. Artwork will be on display at the university's Silpe Gallery until the end of the month.

An an affiliate of the National Scholastic Art Awards and The Alliance For Young Artists and Writers, the national program honors the creative efforts of students grades 7 through 12. Stamford Public Schools students competed against 1,500 total entries from 130 participating schools throughout the state. 623 works were accepted for the exhibition and 182 won Gold Key awards, including 40 Gold Portfolios. 152 Silver Keys were awarded and 289 received honorable mention.

“We are excited and proud of all our student artists who entered this very competitive event and especially those who are being recognized as among the top young artists in our state,” said Robin Konrad, Stamford Public Schools District Fine Art Content Leader. “It is a tribute to the talent of our students, the dedication of their teachers, and the rigor of our curriculum.”

Gold Key Award winners selected at the state level will automatically enter the National Scholastic competition.

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