High school Art teacher and Art Club advisor Ms. Smith has announced the winners of the Lackawanna and Susquehanna County Holiday Campaign 2020. The theme of the billboard and calendar contests were “Staying Sober During the Holiday Season.” Carbondale Area Art students did not disappoint.
Senior Julian Turonis, who plans on majoring in Art in college, won the senior high contest. His artwork, shown below, is currently on display on three billboards in the Lackawanna County: right across from our high school facing east (until December 15), on Canaan Street at Route 6 in Carbondale facing east (until December 30), and in Archbald at Sebastianelli’s Restaurant facing east (until December 30). “Winning the billboard contest made me excited because I put a lot of effort into it,” explained Julian. “It also gives me the opportunity to showcase my art work to the entire community. It is very important to stay sober, drive safely, and not harm others. This contest allowed me to put that message out there in the form of my art work.” In addition to Julian, senior Sydney Eichenbaum placed third and junior Zach Siggins earned an Honorable Mention in the senior high contest.
Seventh grader Natalie Giordano earned a First Place award in the Junior High competition, and her art work will be featured in the “2021 Stay Sober Calendar” for the month of April. Seventh graders Delanie Strain and Olivia Lawler placed Honorable Mention for the months of March and April, respectively. “I worked hard on my drawing; I did not think I would place, so I was shocked and excited that I did,” noted an excited Lawler. “I did an Easter theme for the calendar, saying that ‘Staying Sober is Eggcellent.’ I think the message in all of our art work is important. ”
The Carbondale Area School District congratulates Ms. Smith and Julian, Natalie, Sydney, Zachary, Olivia, and Delaney on their Art achievements. Thank you for continuing to make us #CAProud!