SFP Art Students Earn Great Recognition
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Posted by: Michael Graziano
"Portrait of an Artist" - Queens Courier, April 24, 2014
SFP senior Megan Sweeney was featured in a full page article in the Queens Courier on April 24th. The story details how Megan's artistic journey was nurtured at the Prep and how she hopes to transform her penchant for photography from a hobby into a career.
Click here to view the story (pg. 18) online at queenscourier.com.
The Congressional Art Competition
This past weekend, Saturday April 26th, five students
from St. Francis Prep participated in the Congressional Art Competition.
Nicole Gangi cor 407, Xiang Kun Kong cor 410, Mary Millus cor 311, Douglas
Nover cor 312, Gloria Yuma cor 418, all had their works of art on display in the
awards ceremony in the Queens Museum of Art. (See photo below.) Congresswoman Grace Meng (6th
Congressional District) hosted the art competition. Art Department, chairperson, Jeanne Buccino was excited to announce that Xiang Kun (Peter) Kong claimed First Place! He was presented with a special award by Congresswomen Meng and his art work will hang in the nation's capitol for one year. He has
also been invited to attend a special unveiling ceremony in Washington, D.C. in
mid-June. As part
of the award, Peter has also received a scholarship to Savannah School of Art
and Design. The Art Department at St. Francis Prep is thrilled and commends Peter on all of his hard work and inspirational
This year marks the 33rd anniversary of the Congressional Art Competition. Since
the competition began in 1982 more than 650,000 high school students throughout
the United States have participated.
The Tablet’s "Christ is Risen" Art Competition
Rebecca Zhang from Cor 218, has taken
second place in The Tablet’s "Christ is Risen" Student Art Competition. Rebecca is
currently a student in Ms. Shmerykowsky’s Advanced Sophomore art class. We
congratulate Rebecca and Ms. Shmerykowsky on their success! A reception and award
ceremony will take place May 7th at 7 p.m. at the Knights of
Columbus in Brooklyn. The Tablet, in collaboration with the John Hughes
Council of the Knights of Columbus, invited local youth to express their faith
through participation in the contest. Entries were based on
adherence to the theme, originality of work, and demonstration
of artistic ability. Congratulations Rebecca!
Five SFP Students Participate in the 2014 Girls World Expo
Five students from the St. Francis Prep Art Department participated in the Girls World Expo at Terrace on the Park in
Flushing Meadows Park on March 16th: Alexandra Boodram cor
302, Mary Millus cor 311, Nicole Noel cor 312, Megan Sweeney cor 417 and
Juliet Korzep cor 309. Each student had one of their art works displayed in
the gallery at the Expo.
St. Francis Prep art
students had hundreds of their peers see and admire their work. They had a
chance to see people respond to what they’ve created, and they met working
artists who also encouraged and praised their efforts.
Girls World Expo is a one-day celebration to offer young
women ages 11-18, with the opportunity to have fun, hear from distinguished women in
the community, share among themselves, and learn about ways to improve their
chances for success in life. This was a true celebration of
creativity, self-expression, and the self-esteem. Congratulations to all involved!
Congratulations to all of our fine students, our dedicated faculty and devoted parents! All of this outstanding work exemplifies a true commitment to excellence by everyone in the St. Francis Prep community!