Mastic Beach, NY - May 18th, 2015 - Earlier this month, 41 William Floyd High School art students in grades nine through 12 received the highest rating of “Distinguished” on their portfolios at the annual New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA) Portfolio Project adjudication held at Sachem East High School.
To participate, students must be nominated by their teachers and then present their work before a professional artist for assessment and feedback. The Portfolio Project is an authentic assessment tool that provides students with an opportunity to present their portfolios and demonstrate their understanding and success in the visual arts.
The students’ projects will be on display at the Anthony Giordano Art Gallery at Dowling College in Oakdale until May 16. Congratulations to all the students and their art teachers Erin Almeida, Jillian Berner, Theresa Bianco, Erika Licausi, Dale Luongo and Susan Plunket.
The students receiving Distinguished on their portfolios are: Kellin Amaya, Oznur Ayylidiz, Stephanie Bondietti, Ashley Boyle, Brianna Clemente, Makeyla Daniels, Romel Delgado, Elizabeth DeRosa, Jasmine Edwards, Tasia El-Quhir, Samantha Freeman, Skylar Gibbs, Tatum Gross, Emily Hatch, Jasmine Hodgson, Mikayla Howard, Emily Kennedy, Numaira Khan, Al’Lyah King, Victoria Lentz, Paige Lyons, Nikolas McKinley, Kangi-si McNeil, Cassandra Negron, Kaitlin Nolan, Krystalin O’Neill, Chantel Petie, Melissa Prochotsky, Kayla Roden, Anna Romero, Nia Scott, Kimberley St. Fleur, Emily Staab, Jennifer Suarez, Traivon Trent, Tylee Trent, Martiza Valentin, Dabney Villasenor, Monique Waite, Jameica Wright and Sophia Zoller.
Click here to see additional photos at the William Floyd School District flickr page.
Pictured: William Floyd High School students preparing to leave for the NYSATA adjudication. A student gets her artwork critiqued by a NYSATA judge.