Two Guilderland High School Students Recipients of Scholastic Awards

Congratulations to Guilderland High School students Keri Yamaguchi and Renee Manzella for being named recipients of the 2020 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Keri, a senior, received an Honorable Mention for the portfolio titled Human Greed and Selfishness vs. the Minda and Nature. Renee won Silver Key for the drawing and illustration titled, Cool Kicks.

Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

View their outstanding work below!

Renee Manzella Work, Cool Kicks

Renee Manzella Art work of black boots with colorful background

Keri Yamaguchi Portfolio Titled, Human Greed and Selfishness vs. the Minda and Nature

Keri Yamaguchi work: beehive, bees, honeycomb, with bee keeper against a red background
Title: The Bear and the Beehive
Keri Yamaguchi work: fishbowl with goldfish in water, hands on either side with chopsticks against a blue background
Title: Sushi with a Side of Oil Spill
Keri Yamaguchi work: a hand cracking what looks like an egg into a bowl with a chick and eggs in the background
Title: Reckless Cracking
Keri Yamaguchi work: Planets in a candy container on a table with a person, open mouth beneath the table
Title: Kleptomania of Habitable Planets
Keri Yamaguchi work: lightening bugs flying around and inside a light bulb that hangs in front of faceless people sitting at sewing machines in the background
Title: Edison’s Sweatshop
Keri Yamaguchi work: Collection of objects on a white background. Objects such as coffee beans, unwrapped gum, hair pins, a chain, hair tie and more
Title: Daily Routines

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