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2016 HIGH SCHOOL ARTS RECOGNITION PROGRAM

Theme
Global Challenges: Your Roadmap to Change

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The 16th annual City Arts of San Mateo High School Arts Recogntion Program is open to all students attending Aragon, Hillsdale, and San Mateo High Schools. Our mission is to inspire, encourage, and acknowledge the creativity and talent of our high school students.

Awards are given to students from the three public high schools (see below). Also, work submitted by students are displayed for public recognition in April at the San Mateo Public Library (as many works as the space allows).
 

WINNERS

LITERARY ARTS DIVISION

Grand Prize:

Janani Krishnan-Jha
San Mateo High School
(for poetry and prose entries)

Poetry

  First Place:

  Alex Stafford
  Hillsdale High School

  Honorable Mention:

  Janet Liu
  Aragon High School

  Emily Mao
  Aragon High School

  Malcolm Arnott
  Hillsdale High School

  Menat Elattma
  Hillsdale High School

  Michelle A. Rodriguez
  San Mateo High School

  Eric Wang
  San Mateo High School

Prose (fiction or non-fiction)

  First Place:
  Juliet Lee
  Hillsdale High School

  Honorable Mention:

  Crystal Lee
  Aragon High School

  Karan Nevatia
  Aragon High School

  Malcolm Arnott
  Hillsdale High School

  Amanda Follansbee
  Hillsdale High School

  Carolyn Berube
  San Mateo High School

  Nathan Kruse
  San Mateo High School

 



VISUAL ARTS DIVISION

Grand Prize:

Daniel Jadallah
Aragon High School

2-Dimensional

  First Place:

  Janet Liu
  Aragon High School

  Honorable Mention:

  Arya Natarajan
  Aragon High School

  Emily Xu
  Aragon High School

  Lauren Lazalde
  Hillsdale High School

  Celine Liu
  Hillsdale High School

  Carolyn Berube
  San Mateo High School

  Angela Flores
  San Mateo High School

  Stepahie Wan
  San Mateo High School

3-Dimensional

  First Place:
  Sarah Bruce Wisnom
  San Mateo High School

  Honorable Mention:

  Alessandra Lynn
  Aragon High School

  Taite McLoughlin
  Aragon High School

  Elizabeth Donovan
  Hillsdale High School

  Emily Rushka
  Hillsdale High School

  Lily Scorso
  San Mateo High School

  Nayelli Ah Tou
  San Mateo High School

Photography

  First Place:
  Ethan R. Hundertmark
  Hillsdale High School

  Honorable Mention:

  Enzo Kalaveras
  Aragon High School

  Francis Vasquez
  Aragon High School

  Vanessa Coleman
  Hillsdale High School

  Joseph Noh
  Hillsdale High School

  Bruce Deng
  San Mateo High School

  Cesia Lopez
  San Mateo High School

THEME

The theme for 2016 is Global Challenges. The theme gives students options to explore such topics as climate change, immigration, food and water security, etc.

Participants are encouraged, although not required, to use this theme in their work.
 

AWARD DESCRIPTIONS

$350 Grand Prize awarded to one student in each division (one in Literary Arts and one in Visual Arts) who best develops the theme of Global Challenges.

$200 First Prize presented to one student in each of the five categories: Prose, Poetry, 2-D, 3-D, and Photography.

Gift Certificates given to honorary mentions.
 

AWARDS PRESENTATION

Awards were presented at a reception beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 10th, in the Oak Room at the San Mateo Public Library, 55 West Third Avenue, San Mateo. Guest speakers were Craig Wiesner and Derrick Kikuchi, Co-founders of Reach & Teach.

 


2016 Award winners: Seated, from left to right, Vanessa Coleman, Crystal Lee, Sarah Bruce Wisnom, Janani Krishnan-Jha, Angela Flores, Amanda Follansbee, Elizabeth Donovan, and Michelle A. Rodriguez. Standing, from left to right, Cesia Lopez, Eric Wang, Daniel Jadallah, Arya Natarajan, Malcolm Arnott, Ethan R. Hundertmark, Alex Stafford, Janet Liu, Karan Nevatia, Emily Xu, and Carolyn Berube.

- Photo by Tom Jung, San Mateo Daily Journal

   

City Arts of San Mateo and The San Mateo Library are proud to support the developing young artists of San Mateo through its High School Visual & Literary Arts Recognition Program. This annual program recognizes achievement in the arts for individuals from Aragon High School, Hillsdale High School, and San Mateo High School.


 

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