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Middle & Upper School Fine Arts Recognition, 4/6

Our visual and performing arts department has been hard at work, showcasing their God-given talents in various competitions around the state of Florida. We’d like to congratulate these students who were recognized by judges for their superior work.

Upper School Visual Art – Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival & Rotary Club of Windermere Spring Fest

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Claire Derderian (9th grade) won the Winter Park Sidewalk Festival 3D Best in Show Award! This 1st place honor is only bestowed on one 3D piece from the works submitted by 20+ private and public high schools in the Central Florida area! Other 3D student awards include:

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Hayley Ramirez, 12th grade – Award of Merit – 4th place

Bobby Alvarez, 11th grade – Honorable Mention

Lexi Berger, 12th grade – Honorable Mention

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Jaclynn Kelly (11th grade) earned an Honorable Mention at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, as well as Best of Show (1st Place) at the Rotary Club of Windermere Spring Fest. Congrats to Jaclynn for her hard work and heart for The Potter Himself as inspiration!

In 2D Art, Brooke Hill (12th grade) received the Award of Excellence (2nd place).

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Congratulations, students!

Middle School Visual Art – Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival & Rotary Club of Windermere Spring Fest

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Gabriela Kaiser (8th grade) received an Award of Distinction for her relief print “Morning Glory” and an Honorable Mention for her 2/D painting of a “Leopard” at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. In addition, Gabriela received a 2nd Place Ribbon for “Morning Glory” at the Rotary Club of Windermere Spring Fest. Other awards include:

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Olivia Blaise, 7th grade – Honorable Mention in 2/D art to  for her drawing of an “Australian Shepard”

Katie Campbell, 8th grade – Honorable Mention in 3/D art to for her food sculpture in ceramics called “Breakfast Plate”

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Isabel Crist, 8th grade – Honorable Mention in 2/D to for her drawing titled “Converse”

Zoran Diaz, 7th grade – Honorable Mention in 2/D art to for his Repousse of an Illuminated capital of the letter “Z”

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At the Rotary Club of Windermere Spring Fest, Mckenzie Giles (8th grade) received a 2nd Place for her 3/D ceramic plaque “The Prince and The Pauper.”

Upper School Theatre – State Thespian Competition

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Thespian Troupe 5165 traveled to Tampa, FL March 16-19 to compete in the state thespian competition. Congratulations to these students who earned Superiors at the district level in order to make it to the state competition.

Bekka Herdy (11th grade) – Superior, Costume Design

Charli Higgins (12th grade) & Bailey Higgins (11th grade) – Superior, Duet Musical

McKenzie McNeil (12th grade) – Superior, Monologue

Bailey Higgins (11th grade) – Excellent, Solo Musical

Brady Parham (11th grade) – Excellent, Publicity Design

McKenzie McNeil (12th grade) – Excellent, Solo Musical

Upper School Band – Florida Bandmasters Association State Solo Competition

Band students competed at the district level in order to advance to the state level as soloists. During spring break, these students traveled to Jacksonville for State Solo & Ensemble. Congratulations on your accomplishments!

Jack Elkins (9th grade) – Excellent, Piano Solo
Amanda Johns (12th grade) – Excellent, Clarinet Solo
Jacob McKey (9th grade) – Superior, Trumpet Solo
Natalie Wong (10th grade) – Excellent, Clarinet Solo