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4 Students Receive Recognition at Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

The Cortland High School Art Department is pleased to announce that ten students were chosen to participate in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is a nationally recognized and adjudicated art show showcasing “originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.” Thousands of Central New York teenagers from more than 90 junior and senior high schools submitted their best artwork in the 2020 CNY Scholastic Art Awards.

The artwork is on daily exhibition at the Whitney Applied Technology Center at Onondaga Community College through Feb. 28. In addition, the Everson Museum of Art will host a selection of student works March 7 through April 5.

Out of these ten participants from Cortland, four students received recognition at this years show: 

  • Alexandria Garrow (Gold Key for her piece tilted, “At the Mercy of Cats”, Digital Art)
  • Geoff Marsted (Silver Key, Architecture & Industrial Design)
  • Logan King (Silver Key, Architecture & Industrial Design)
  • Dennis Topichy (Honorable Mention) 

“I am proud of our students” art co-chair Jesse Bender said. “All ten students worked exceptionally hard on these pieces and we were honored to have their work represented in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Having a student win the Gold Key is a great accomplishment of the Cortland Art department” Jesse Bender went on to state. 

The Cortland Enlarged City School District is proud of all four students for receiving recognition this year and all ten for getting their artwork chosen to participate. 

By Alexandria Garrow
By Geoff Marsted
wooden bowl
By Logan King
wooden bowl
By Dennis Topichy
Scholastic Key Art Winners
Geoff Marsted, Logan King, and Dennis Topichy
(not pictured: Alexandria Garrow) 



Mr. Robert J. Edwards, Superintendent

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