Press release from East Islip Faculty District:

April 19, 2021

Seven college students from East Islip Higher College, all associates of the Nationwide Artwork Honor Society, have been acknowledged in the annual Scholastic Artwork & Composing Awards.

Brianna Li was awarded three Gold Keys, 4 Silver Keys and an honorable mention for her operate “I Mattered, Voice Listened to,” and Julian Covarrubias received a Silver Crucial in pictures for “Start of a New Era.” Also earning honorable mention had been Jillian Bradley in electronic art for “Inquiring Too Significantly of Myself,” Robert Camlet in electronic art for “Surreal Self-Portrait,” Nathaly Molina in images for “No Escape,” Mia Oquendo in drawing and illustration for “Allegorical Even now Lifetime” and Sarah Piccinini in art portfolio for “The Cycle of Daily life.”

“Even even though these are tough occasions, it is usually pleasant to consider photos to bear in mind the times we dwell in,” claimed Covarrubias. “I am honored to be chosen from the many other artists who also applied and be recognized for my photography.”

“I am remarkable proud of all of our students who participated and really amazed that so several of them were being regarded for their abilities,” explained artwork trainer Heather Toomey. “Their tricky do the job on their art pursuits, the two all through course and outside of faculty, is deserving of these awards and recognition.”

“We are so happy of these 7 learners,” claimed artwork teacher Daniel Figliozzi. “Their artwork displays their efforts and abilities and I see an magnificent potential for each individual single one particular of them in the arts.

A student in the Cleary College for the Deaf, Li is enrolled in digital illustration course at East Islip High University and attends Saturday artwork examine at MorningSun Art School.

“Brianna is an extremely talented artist,” reported MorningSun Artwork University educator Oliver Zhao.

“More than the past a few several years, she has regularly enhanced and has made her very own special visible model. Despite her hearing impediment, she has always strived to communicate with the group close to her, earning her a fantastic role model and exhibiting a true testomony to her bravery. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been moved by how really hard she has worked and how well she has communicated by on the web finding out. We are pretty very pleased of her accomplishments this yr and see a shiny upcoming in advance for her.”


This push launch was made by East Islip School District. The views expressed right here are the author’s very own.