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Friends of Library Present Student Art Awards

Legislator Jacobs, public officials, present citations to talented JFK students

Friends of Library Present Student Art Awards Friends of Library Present Student Art Awards

Nassau County , (D-Woodbury) and other public officials presented awards to winners of the Friends of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library Art Contest recently.

The 13th annual contest, run in conjunction with Plainview JFK High School and in cooperation with district Director of Art Judith Chen, took place May 13 and honored students for their achievements in six categories

Every entry is notable and recognized as part of the exhibit, which remains on display for several weeks. This year saw more than 120 entries.

The winners all receive a certificate from the Friends as well as a citation from state Assemblyman Chuck Lavine, Nassau Legislator Judith Jacobs and Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto (who was represented at the event by Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia.

The winners:

Computer Graphics –Beginner

  • 1st Place –Brandon Rose
  • 2nd place –Jennifer Kimmel
  • 3rd Place –Dani Turello
  • Honorable Mention –Deniz Harned, –Grace Dai

Computer Graphics –Advanced

  • 1st Place –Dylan Breger
  • 2nd Place –Joseph Bosco
  • 3rd Place –Jake E. Morris
  • H.M. –Melissa Barbuck, Hunter Stones

Black & White Photo –Beginner

  • 1st Place –Daryl Simon
  • 2nd Place –Billie Golan
  • 3rd Place –Rachel Lampert
  • H.M. –Noah Smitelli

Black & White Photo –Advanced

  • 1st Place –Ena Otaka
  • H.M. –Nicole Kadushin

Digital Photo –Beginner

  • 1st Place –Angel Edrehi
  • H.M. –Jeffrey Hong

Digital Photo –Advanced

  • 1st Place –Joshua Grossman
  • 2nd Place –Alex Friedlander
  • 3rd Place –Christopher Arena
  • H.M. –Samuel Work







The contest was evaluated by Judges Harold Leblang, Lance Meschkow and Stanley Mille. The co-presidents of the Friends of the Library are Carol Meschkow and Anna Goidell,

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