Students Recognized for Work in the Arts
The Hicksville Public School District is proud to announce that three student-artists have received recognition by the Long Island Arts Alliance (LIAA) and Newsday for having demonstrated excellence in art during their high school careers.
Cynthia Lau has been named one of twenty Scholar-Artists for her achievements in academics and the visual arts. Cynthia’s work, entitled “The Cafeteria,” was recently chosen for the district’s calendar cover. Last fall, Cynthia’s work was the winning design for the district’s 2010 holiday card. She was also selected as a first-place winner in the Nassau Center for Health Initiatives (NCHI) logo design contest.
Kimberly Immanuel was one of twenty students from Nassau and Suffolk counties to receive an Award of Merit for academic and theatrical arts achievements, while Jessica Caccioppoli received a Certificate of Recognition for her academic and musical achievements.
In order to receive any of these designations, the student, as a senior, must be nominated by his or her high school and represent the highest level of artistic excellence. Applicants must have maintained an unweighted grade point average of 90 percent or above. The student must also submit a portfolio of his or her work, along with an essay that describes the ways in which an involvement in the arts has enriched his or her life.