Nine Awards Earned at Long Island Media Arts Show

Nine Awards Earned at Long Island Media Arts Show

The high school earned nine “Best in Show” awards at the 2018 Long Island Media Arts Show, recognizing the creative talent and dedication of its students in the fields of electronic illustration, photography and video.

“Best in Show” electronic illustration and photography winners at the recent event, held at Five Towns College’s Performing Arts Center in Dix Hills, were Sophie Bingham, Julia Desiderio, Jenna Donnelly, Tyler Franklin, Jake Kenney, Christopher Palmer, Zoe Stengel and Bryan Stupplebeen.

“This was my third year at the Long Island Media Arts Show and I’ve enjoyed it each year, seeing what other students create,” said Stengel. “It’s an honor to have one of my pieces chosen for a ‘Best in Show’ award all three years.”

“It was exciting to have my passions and hard work recognized,” said Desiderio.

“It was my first time attending the show, and I was so thrilled to be chosen for Best in Show,” said Stupplebeen.“This show is such a wonderful opportunity for students to showcase their work and get critique from professionals,” said teacher Heather Toomey. “Everyone did an excellent job, and I am proud of so many visual arts students being acknowledged for their exemplary work.”

“It was a great day,” said teacher Joy Taylor. “I’m so happy that our students were recognized for their talents. What a great experience for them.” 

In the video field, junior Nick Conzo earned a “Best in Show” video award for “Smoke and Mirrors.” Other students who presented their work included Andrew Johnson and Stephanie Milito (“Disconnected”), Eddie Sallie (“I Got a Name”),  Christian Acevedo and Josh Vogel (“Oceanman”), and Kat Bingham and Evan Mainer (“I’d Love to Change the World”).

“Our video production class had another great showing this year,” said teacher James Connell. “I was proud of all the students who presented, and we have a great group of returning students next year who will help the program continue to grow into the future.”