-Sarah Tallarico, Wickford Art Association Executive Director
Each year the Wickford Art Association (WAA) gives away $5000.00 in scholarship money to 3 high school seniors who have been accepted into an art college. One student per any RI public high school may be selected from each school to have their portfolio submitted to be judged for one of 4 awards given. The WAA gives $5000.00 and the RIAEA (RI Arts Education Association) gives a $500.00 Presidential award. An awards ceremony will be held at the Wickford Art Association to honor the 4 top winners and the 6 honorable mentions on Sunday, March 22nd at 3pm.
The 2015 scholarship winners are:
First Place Award ($2500): Hunter Brokaw, Portsmouth High School (Educator: Nancy Brandley)
Second Place ($1500): Kyle Richer, Cumberland High School (Educator: Betsey Macdonald)
Third Place ($1000): Kayla Spirito, Ponaganset High School (Educator: Nancy Boyden)
Fourth Place (President’s Award, $500.00): Katie Gaboriault, Lincoln High School (Educator: Susan Kolenda)
Honorable Mentions are as follows: (alphabetical order) Amy Carranza, East Providence High School (Tricia Barry) Emily Hook, Middletown High School (Renee Bissell) Brittney Iovino, North Kingstown (Tara Harrington) Nataliya Karashchuk, Barrington High School (Doreen Lindenburg) Samantha Rendine, South Kingstown High School (Gail Saborio) Hannah Riccio, Mount Hope High School (Chris Mullen)
Congratulations to all!!