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2021 Scholastic Art Awards - Congratulations to the New Hartford Senior High and Junior High Art students for a great showing at this year’s Scholastic Art Competition!


The Art Department would like to extend congratulations to the New Hartford Senior High Art students for a great showing at this year’s Scholastic Art Competition! The Alliance for Young Artists and Writers is a national organization that identifies and celebrates Middle and High School artists who demonstrate exceptional creative talent. This organization sponsors the Regional and National Scholastic Art Competitions, as well as awarding prizes and scholarships for selected artwork that display “originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal vision or voice”. 

In a year where students created their work almost completely through virtual instruction, New Hartford Art students took that challenge in stride and received a total of 14 awards. In addition, two Seniors also received special commendations for exceptional work.  Julia Tupaj was awarded Best Photograph, while Gavin Schiavi is an American Visions Award Nominee. Congratulations to all the New Hartford artists who participated in the 2021 Scholastic Art Awards! The following is a list of this year’s award winners:


Gold Key Award (First Place): Alexandra Freytag (So.)- Photography; Gavin Schiavi (Sr.)-Drawing and Illustration and American Visions Nominee; Julia Tupaj (Sr.)-Photography and Best Photograph Award

Silver Key Award (Second Place): Alexandra Freytag (So.)- Photography Awards(2); Elijah Groves (Sr.)- Photography Awards(2); Zachary Tomassi (Sr.)-Drawing and Illustration

Honorable Mention: Emilee Clarey (So.)-Sculpture; Tess Evans (Sr.)- Photography Awards (2); Katherine Pine (Jr.)-Design; Samantha Testa (Jr.)-Drawing and Illustration; Gianna Yacobucci (Jr.)-Drawing and Illustration;