WHITE MILLS - Celebrating Students Creativity, an art show sponsored by AMSkier Insurance and The Wayne County Arts Alliance was held this the weekend of April 6-8, at the Dorflinger Factory Museum on Route 6 in White Mills. From the generous donation by AMSkier Insurance, the many winners were awarded with cash prizes.

The 7-12 grade students’ artworks were first chosen by their art teachers for the CSC art show, and then judged by local WCAA artists for gold and silver awards to the most outstanding pieces.

Jocelyn DeNoie who entered an acrylic painting and Claragail Wheeler a pastel, both from Wayne Highlands Middle School received gold for their artworks. Their art teacher is Katherine Beisel.

From Wallenpaupack Area High School, Patrick Travis, Raquel Giro and Becca Eckes all taught by David Hamill, received gold status for their ceramic artworks. From Honesdale High School, Julia Higgins, taught by Stacy Stone received gold for her photograph and Western Wayne students Gina Delfino who created a colored pencil work and Miriam Sheehan entering an acrylic painting, both taught by Justin Hayden, received gold awards for their entry.

The silver awards included in the show were received by Alexis Jantzi taught by Heather Bannan, and Vanessa Bionda, taught by Sherman Bronson, both working in acrylics and both from Wallenpaupack Middle School. Angelina Salvatore working in colored pencil and Anna Mangieri in mixed media, from Western Wayne Middle School are taught by Devon Farley and they also received silver for their artworks.

The silver award winners from Wallenpaupack Area High School were Sarah Marone with her mixed media piece, Mikayla Schaefer who entered her linoleum cut, Lauren Griffin with a copper etching, and Marissa Boyd with a photograph all taught by Lisa Peet. Also from Wallenpaupack Area High School were Kyle Inserra, Gabrielle VanDunk, Natalie Bartkow, and Annabelle Lewis all working in clay with their teacher, David Hamill. Anne Wolff, also from Wallenpaupack Area High School and taught by David Jackman, won silver for her photo. Western Wayne High School winners were Desiree Counterman who’s piece was acrylic and Breanna Schumacher who entered a Linoleum cut, both taught by Justin Hayden. Simon Gerstenmaier, taught by Susan Flynn, also from Western Wayne High School received silver for her work in Papier-mâché.

With a huge thank you to AMSkier and the WCAA, the students and teachers were able to share their hard work with our community.