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Westover Students Receive 11 Scholastic Art Awards
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Nine Westover students received a total of 11 awards – including three Gold Keys – at this year's Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards Program.


Westover's 2019 Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Award recipients and their teachers (from left): first row – Theatre Program Director Marla Truini, Artemis Li '20, Noor Al-Haddad '21, Visual Arts Teacher and Co-Chair of the Arts Program Sara Poskas, Teresa Shi '19; second row – Photography Teacher Caleb Portfolio, Lisa Liu '21, Emma Juvan '19, Meredith Diamond '19, Dylan Norris '19, Lire Bolden '19, Natalie Brown '21.

Westover Students Receive 11 Scholastic Art Awards

Nine Westover students received a total of 11 awards – including three Gold Keys – at this year's Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards Program. One student – Dylan Norris '19 – received three awards, including a Gold Key and two Silver Keys, in photography.

Dylan won a Gold Key for a portfolio entitled "Trans Panic Defense," a Silver Key for a second portfolio, "Disrepair," and a Silver Key for a photograph entitled "Icicle Triptych."

Westover's two other Gold Key recipients were Noor Al-Haddad '21 for a self-portrait drawing and Natalie Brown '21 for a photograph entitled "Dancer."

Work that receives Gold Keys will move on to the national level of the Scholastic Art Awards competition.

Four seniors also received Silver Keys for their photography portfolios: Lire Bolden for "Ofrendas to my Orishas," Meredith Diamond for "Skin and Bone," Emma Juvan for "Burned Out," and Teresa Shi for "Censorship." Dylan, Lire, Meredith, Emma, and Teresa also were awarded Hartford Art School Scholarships at the competition.

Silver Keys were also awarded to Lisa Liu '21 for a self-portrait drawing and to Artemis Li '20 in the Digital Art category for her poster art for Westover's 2018 production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

This year's student award winners are taught by Photography teacher Caleb Portfolio and Visual Arts teacher Sara Poskas, who is also Co-Chair of the Arts Department. Marla Truini, the Director of Westover's Theatre Program, supervised Artemis in the creation of her theatre poster art.

Westover students consistently receive recognition each year from the Scholastic Art Awards and Westover is usually among the schools with the highest number of students honored for their work. Approximately 150 public, private, and parochial middle and high schools from throughout Connecticut participated in this year's Regional Scholastic Art Awards.