NEW PROVIDENCE WINS BIG AT SPRING ART COMPETITIONS
A New Providence High School senior won the overall "Best in Show Award" at the Leonard Lance Congressional Art Show in April. The winning art work will hang in the United States capitol building for the next year. A sophomore received a first place award in May for a coil vase in the Clay in Mind competition, sponsored by the Clay Studio in Philadelphia. A junior received the coveted Naomi Winston Scholarship, sponsored by the New Jersey Society of Arts and Letters, a monetary award toward continued education in the visual arts.
Over two-thousand New Jersey visual and practical arts students competed in the North Jersey Student Craftsman's Fair held at Ledgewood Mall in May. A New Providence High School senior won the "Best in Category – Outstanding” ribbon for collage. Overall, New Providence High School and Middle School students won 42 first place awards, 47 second place awards, and 35 third place awards in various categories, from ceramics to photography to furniture design. Middle school winners are shown below.
In addition to the Ledgewood winners, one Middle School students won second place in the New Jersey AAA Safety Poster competition for his poster explaining the dangers of texting and driving, and another Middle School student's art work will be displayed over the next year in various businesses and schools in Union County. Congratulations to all those involved.