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C.W. Baker High School students earn CNY Scholastic Art Awards

Lenah Penafeather, 10th Grade, wins Gold Key
for photograph “Breathe."
Seventeen C.W. Baker High School students earned CNY Scholastic Art Awards, the Baker Art Department recently announced.

Combined the students earned 24 Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mentions in the Photography, Digital Art, Sculpture, Ceramics & Glass, Film & Animation, Drawing & Illustration, and Painting.

The CNY Scholastic Art Awards, sponsored by M&T Bank, has conducted an annual Scholastic Art Awards program for more than 80 years. The CNY region covers a very large geographic area – 13 counties and almost 400 eligible schools. 

Each year more than 6,000 pieces of art from about 200 teachers and about 90 schools are submitted for judging. More than 60 professional artists, educators and photographers select award winners during the judging process.

The winning pieces will be honored during a virtual award ceremony. Details about the award ceremony have not been announced.

Stay tuned for a gallery of all the winners! 

Gold Key

Lenah Penafeather, 10th Grade, “Breathe” (Photography)
Rowan Phelps, 12th Grade, wins Silver Key
for sculpture “Crowded Injustice."

Silver Key

Madison Chetney, 12th Grade, “The Glass in a Broken Home” (Photography)
Haylee Gower, 11th Grade, “Forgotten Keepsakes” (Photography)
Chelsey Myers, 11th Grade, “Space Cows” (Digital Art)
Lenah Penafeather, 10th Grade, “Discarded Like Trash” (Photography)
Rowan Phelps, 12th Grade, “Crowded Injustice” (Sculpture)
Delaney Sheckler, 12th Grade, “Aims” (Photography)
Giovana Vazquez, 10th Grade, “Disconnected” (Photography)
Giovana Vazquez, 10th Grade, “Soul” (Photography)
Corrie Youker, 12th Grade, “Icy Hawk” (Photography)
Corrie Youker, 12th Grade, “The Wise Owl” (Photography)
Kaitlyn Coomes, 12th Grade, wins a Honorable Mention
for the sculpture “Wire Tree."

Honorable Mention

Kaitlyn Coomes, 12th Grade, “Wire Tree” (Sculpture)
Margaret McClain, 12th Grade, “Monolithic Meadow” (Ceramics & Glass)
Andrew Millard, 12th Grade, “The Collector” (Film & Animation)
Lenah Penafeather, 10th Grade, “Abandoned” (Photography)
Sara O’Dell, 11th Grade, “Forever Friends” (Drawing & Illustration)
Sophia Proia, 11th Grade, “Skelly Belly” (Drawing & Illustration)
Caitlin Sacco, 11th Grade, “Powerless” (Drawing & Illustration)
Hannah Salvagni, 10th Grade, “Triple Tranquility” (Photography)
Megan VanBuren, 11th Grade, “Salem” (Ceramics & Glass)
Olivia Wafer, 10th Grade, “Peacock” (Painting)
Olivia Wafer, 10th Grade, “Tree frog” (Painting)
Corrie Youker, 12th Grade, “The Siren” (Digital Art)
Corrie Youker, 12th Grade, “Birds Eye” (Photography)
Caitlin Sacco, 11th Grade, wins an honorable mention for
“Powerless” (Drawing & Illustration)