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LHS students win Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Art students at Liberty High School were recognized for their exemplary work in the Regional Scholastic Art Awards Competition by the Hudson Valley Scholastic Regional Affiliate.

The students competed against middle and high school students from Sullivan, Dutchess, Ulster and Orange Counties. In all, the students took home 16 Gold Key Awards and 14 Silver Key Awards. To date, Liberty students have earned 71 awarded works.

Gold Key and Silver Key Award winners will have their work displayed at Orange-Ulster BOCES and will be honored at an awards ceremony at SUNY New Paltz on Feb. 8. The winners are:

  • Julia Almodoval: 2 Gold Keys, 1 Silver Key
  • Lucia Gonzalez: 1 Silver Key
  • Tiana Helms: 2 Gold Keys, 1 Silver Key
  • Andralyn Lagattuta: 4 Gold Keys, 6 Silver Keys
  • Gabby Magie: 1 Gold Key
  • Bella Mateo: 2 Gold Keys
  • Julisa Rosa: 3 Gold Keys, 3 Silver Keys
  • Maria Rakin: 2 Gold Keys, 2 Silver Keys

Gold Key recipients will be adjudicated again at the exhibit for consideration to move on to higher level Scholastic venues.

“Scholastic is a nationwide, highly selective organization,” explained Liberty High School Art Director Kathleen Johansen. “Being recognized with a Key is no small achievement.”

We are so proud of our students, who have put vast amounts of time, effort and heart into their art. The incredible level of work that our students produce prove that Liberty is a powerhouse in the arts.

We also commend our art teachers for their influence and creative encouragement.