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Baker, Durgee students earn CNY Scholastic Art Awards

Jordyn Grady, senior, “Behold."
Twenty-six C.W. Baker High School students and one Durgee Junior High School student earned CNY Scholastic Art Awards, the Baker Art Department recently announced.

Combined the students earned 51 Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mentions in photography, sculpture, and drawing and painting.

The CNY Scholastic Art Awards, sponsored by the M&T Charitable Foundation, has conducted an annual Scholastic Art Awards program for more than 70 years. The CNY region covers a very large geographic area – 13 counties and almost 400 eligible schools. 

Each year more than 5,000 pieces of art from about 200 teachers and about 90 schools are submitted for judging. More than 70 professional artists, educators and photographers select award winners during the judging process.

The high school winners come from all three areas of Baker’s art department -- Katie Herrmann (photography), Robyn DeBottis (drawing and painting) and Leslie Nicoletti (sculpture).  Wendy Robinson is the art teacher at Durgee.

The winning pieces and portfolios will be on display throughout the Whitney Applied Technology Center at Onondaga Community College for 5 weeks following an award ceremony, which will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21 in the SRC Arena at OCC. The exhibition will run from Jan. 22 to Feb. 29, and will be open daily.

Gold Key

Samantha Lucas, senior, “Respite” (painting)
Julia Rodgers, senior, “Disemboweled Teddy Bear” (sculpture)
Alexandra Baghdadi, senior, “Botanical of Lavender” (photography)
Anthony Bowden, junior, “Joy in Hiding” (photography)
Natalie Doback, senior, “Reveal” (photography)
Jordyn Grady, senior, “Behold” and “The Remnants” (photography)
Jesse Pitcher, senior, “Dashing Through the Snow” (photography)
Silver Key

Natalie Doback, senior, “Hopes for Change” (mixed media)
Trinity Hensley, junior, “Color” (painting)
Kathryn Nice, senior, “Me, Myself & I” (mixed media)
Caitlin Sacco, sophomore “Waiting for a Walk” (drawing & illustration)
Anthony Bowden, junior, “Lost Memories” (photography)
Cameron Cartier, senior “Faces in the Fire” (photography)
Natalie Doback, senior, “Dripping Story” and “The Beauty Within” (photography)
Jordyn Grady, senior, “Broken,” “From the Core,” “Liberty” and “Lost Child” (photography)
Corrie Youker, junior, “Precious Time” (photography)
Rileigh Kimball, senior, “Tied Down” (sculpture)
Honorable Mention

Julia Rodgers, senior, “Spaghetti Yet” (sculpture)
Ella Smith, senior, “In Blue and Pink” (drawing & Illustration), “Lotus” (mixed media) and “Shards of Anxiety” (painting)
Cathryn Stanton, senior, “Something Better is Coming” (mixed media)
Phoenix Swasey, senior, “Winter Wonderland” (painting)
Molly Teska, junior, “Grow” and “Ophidiophobia” (drawing & illustration)
Sara Roe, senior, “Unknowns” (art portfolio)
Alexandra Baghdadi, senior, “Nirvana,” “The Looking Glass and “Transparent Romance” (photography)
Cameron Cartier, senior, “Hues on the Horizon” (photography)
Madison Chetney, junior, “Not a Princess” (photography)
Natalie Doback, senior, “Divulge” (photography)
Ryan Dupra, junior, “Arbsession” (photography)
Hannah Gottlieb, senior, “Playground (photography)
Lexi Jenkins, senior, “Abandonment” (photography)
Taylor Jones, senior, “Angel Eyes” (photography)
Jesse Pitcher, senior, “Light Up the Sky” (photography)
Sara Roe, senior, “Bestrew,” “Ghost of 1076” and “NY1076” (photography)
Maddy Stone, senior, “Daylight Dreams” (photography)
Sophia Vacanti, senior, “Identity” (photography)
Corrie Youker, junior, “Rainey Haze” (photography)
Trinity Hensley, junior, “Escapism” (sculpture)
Riley Toscano, senior, “The Devil’s Pawn” (sculpture)
Caley Gee, freshman, “Lost in my thoughts” (photography)