Art students win national honors

Seven Fayetteville-Manlius High School artists recently set a district record when they received a total of eight awards in the 2018 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12.

More than 350,000 works of art and writing were submitted for judging at the regional level through more than 100 local affiliates of the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Alliance in 29 categories, including poetry, painting, architecture, short story, fashion design and more.

Students who received Gold Key and American Visions awards were recognized for their artistic achievements in the national competition during a June 7 ceremony at Carnegie Hall.

The F-M winners are:

Michael Jia, sophomore, Silver Key

Sydney Ashby, sophomore, Gold Key

Hope Myhill, sophomore, Silver Key

Marion Avila, junior, Silver Key

Carson Plew, sophomore, Silver Key

Adrianna Angotti, senior, Silver Portfolio

Lisa Zhou, junior, Gold Key and American Visions Award