EDISON — Students from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison showcased their talents and fine art work and received many awards at the 34th duCret School of Art High School Students Show. This year’s show featured 493 students representing 23 New Jersey public, private and parochial schools from eight counties. Ninety-one prizes were given out in 17 categories.
“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate not only the award recipients, but also every individual student who has entered this year’s show,” duCret director Frank Falotico said. “The talent represented here is truly outstanding!”
Two students from Wardlaw-Hartridge won first place in their category: Stephanie Smyczek of Edison (Mom in Paper Collage) and Emily Wexler of Scotch Plains (Blink in Collage). Other Wardlaw-Hartridge students recognized include Ayan Ahmed of Scotch Plains (Carnival in Acrylics), John Houston of Plainfield (Untitled in Collage), Haley Needle of Scotch Plains (Self-Portrait in Cardboard), Abdur Sajid of Carteret (Instructor in Markers) and Max Hernandez-Webster of Edison (The Last Drop in Photography).
John Houston, Ayan Ahmed, Wardlaw-Hartridge art teacher Gale Goldman, Stephanie Smyczek and Emily Wexler gather for a group photo at the duCret show. (Photo courtesy of Wardlaw-Hartridge)