Old Rochester artists take prizes in Congressional Art Competition

May 16, 2018

Twelve students from Old Rochester Regional High School displayed artwork in the annual Congressional Art Competition for the 9th Congressional District. Several students came home with awards in their respective art categories.

Claire Barry, Danya Bichsel, Abigail Forcier, Amelia Isabelle, Kaitlin Kelley, Christopher Knight, Lindsey Merolla, Mikayla Mooney, Claire Noble-Shriver, Elise Parker, Geneva Smith and Alexandra Vanderpool all had artwork on display.

Claire Barry’s linoleum block print, “Siesta Key” won first in the prints category and Elise Parker’s painting “Forest Glow” won third place in the painting category. Claire Noble-Shriver received an honorable mention in the print category as well.

All the artwork was on display at the Plymouth Center for the Arts. An awards reception was held on April 27. Congressman Bill Keating presented the students with their award certificates.