Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

January 31, 2013

Andover artists receive Scholastic awards


The Andover Townsman

---- — More than two dozen Andover High students are following in the footsteps of such well known artists and writers as Andy Warhol, Joyce Carol Oates and Ken Burns.

AHS students were recognized with 31 awards for their artwork by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Four students received more than one award.

A even dozen of the awards were gold and silver level, meaning the young artists of these works will have them exhibited in Boston from Monday, Feb. 11 through Friday, April 19 at the State Transportation Building.

The seven gold award winners have the opportunity to compete at the national level.

Panelists selecting student work look for the awards’ core values: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision.

Andover High teachers were calling the awards a great honor given that Scholastic alumni include not only Warhol, but Philip Pearlstein, Cy Twombly, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Frances Farmer, Robert Redford, Alan Arkin, John Lithgow, Stan Brakhage and Ned Vizzini.

ANDOVER’S SCHOLASTIC

AWARD WINNERS

Gisele Aoun, Honorable Mention, Drawing

Robbie Crockett, Honorable Mention, Drawing

Kristen Gasperoni, Honorable Mention, Drawing

Jack Gillette, Honorable Mention, Painting

Max Jodoin, Honorable Mention Painting

Brian Manning, Brian Honorable Mention Drawing

Janet Paik Janet Honorable Mention Drawing

Camden Oneil Camden Silver Key Painting

Ceara Donovan, Honorable Mention Ceramics & Glass

Abrams Andrew, Silver Key

Grace Dever, Silver Key, Drawing

Jesse Greaves, Honorable Mention, Photography

Forest Hallee, Honorable Mention, Digital Art

Marissa Howell, Honorable Mention, Photography

Ashley Richmond, Honorable Mention, Photography

Greg Segal, Gold Key, Photography

Kelsey Stevens, Gold Portfolio, Photography

Kelsey Stevens, Honorable Mention, Photography

Kelsey Stevens, Honorable Mention, Photography

Joshua Allen, Gold Key, Painting

Joshua Allen, Honorable Mention, Painting

Sarah Blasi, Gold Key, Photography

Sarah Blasi, Honorable Mention, Drawing

Christopher Cortner, Gold Key, Painting

Caroline DeCruccio, Honorable Mention, Painting

Caroline DeCruccio, Silver Key, Drawing

Caroline DeCruccio, Silver Key, Drawing

Rachel Huntley, Gold Portfolio, Drawing

Jessica Farzan, Honorable Mention, Digital Art

Tara MacKenzie, Gold Key, Design

Sara Nickpour, Honorable Mention, Design