AHA Students win 45 Awards in
Scholastic Art & Writing Competition

February 2014

Academy of the Holy Angels is thrilled to announce the results from its entries into the regional section of The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. The Scholastic Art Competition is the oldest and most prestigious art competition in the country for talented high school artists. Two seniors received special recognition for their portfolio work: Stella Choi, who is from Closter, and Meghan Valentine, who is from Dumont, received a gold and silver key respectively. All of the Gold Key recipients will advance to the national portion of the award and will compete with rest of the nation's gold key recipients. In addition, they will have their work exhibited from February 13th through March 19th at either The Montclair Art Museum or Caldwell College.

The following AHA students received recognition in this competition: Anna Abrimian (Englewood Cliffs): one Gold Key; Carina Camporeale; (Oradell): one Gold Key; one Honorable Mention; Andrea Cho (Pomona, NY): two Gold Keys and one Silver Key; Jessica Cho (Cresskill): one Honorable Mention; Stella Choi (Closter): three Gold Keys (one for her portfolio),  four Silver Keys and two Honorable Mentions; Katelyn Colman (Mahwah): one Honorable Mention; Sophia Cotter (Nanuet, NY): one Gold Key; Alexis Escandon (Rivervale): one Gold Key ; Kiera Feldner (Emerson): one Gold Key; Annette Lee (Dumont): one Gold Key and two Honorable Mentions; Jenny Lee(Creskill): two Silver Keys and four Honorable Mentions; Angelica Pasquali (Mahwah): one Silver Key and one Honorable Mention; Julia Spaar (River Vale): one Honorable Mention; Mella Tesshome (Hackensack): one Silver Key; Brooke Trisolini (Glen Rock): one Gold Key; Meghan Valentine (Dumont): one Gold Key, two Silver Keys (one for her portfolio) and four Honorable Mentions; Kerianne Villareal (Bergenfield): one Gold Key and one Honorable Mention.

Congratulations to four of AHA’s talented writers who were recognized in the Scholastic Arts & Writing Competition. Victoria Cabalas was awarded a Silver Key for her short story “Broken Dreams” and an Honorable mention for her entry “Life Hack” in the Science Fiction Fantasy category. Ruby Kang was awarded a Silver Key in the category of personal essay/memoir for her “Incomplete Plot.” Alana Spendley merited a Gold Key in poetry for her poems:”Growth Spurt,” “Inside the Blackbird,” “Thursday Evening Walking the Dog,” “To a Friend” and “Cartography.” Carolina Zulaga received an Honorable Mention for her poems “Hand Me Downs,” “Post Cards” and “My Daughter.”

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