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Art and Photography Students Win Honors

Some of Tully’s JSHS Art students have had much success recently with their creative works, earning them honors among many others. The annual Scholastic Arts competition was held virtually this year on January 13th. Among twelve other counties, thirteen Tully students entered their artwork with three walking away with awards. Of the work submitted, only 10-15% are chosen for Honorable Mentions, 7-10% are awarded Silver Keys, and only 5-7% are awarded Gold Keys. Tiernan Tobin (12) took away a Gold Key for her self-portrait painting titled Self Portrait, a Silver Key for her pointillism-style portrait painting titled Carly, and an Honorable Mention for her Senior Portfolio consisting of six portraits entitled Friends. Connor Cochran (10) earned a Gold Key for his photograph titled Visiting Grandma. Last, but not least, Gabe Benedetto walked away with an Honorable Mention for his photograph titled Life on a Golf Course. Usually, these works are exhibited at OCC.
In addition, back in October, the photography students were also able to participate in the Bousquet Holstein Photo Contest. The theme for this year was Life During the Time of Pandemic. The photography contest encouraged students “to tell the story of the outward and inner impact of living during a time of social distancing, quarantine, remote learning, and economic dislocation.” Among twenty-three finalists, three students’ work was chosen. Congratulations to Morgan Downes (11) for Twenty Seconds, to Connor Cochran (10) for Grandma, and to Estella VanBeveren (11) for Playing with COVID. We are very proud of these students and their accomplishments!


Photograph by student
Visiting Grandma by Connor Cochran.

Photograph by student
Twenty Seconds by Morgan Downes.

Photograph by student
Playing with COVID by Estella VanBeveren.

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Life on a Golf Course by Gabe Benedetto.

Painting by studentPointilism by student
Self Portrait by Tiernan Tobin.                           Carly by Tiernan Tobin.