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Photography Students Take Top Awards in Statewide Competition

Students in Westminster School’s photography class traveled to the University of Hartford Jan. 28 with photography teacher Jane Toner P’02, ’21 to view artwork submitted to the 2019 Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition from students in public and independent schools throughout Connecticut. Award winners had been recognized the day before at a ceremony at the Lincoln Theater on the university’s campus.
 
Photographic images created by two Westminster students, Vernita Zhai ’20 and Vincent Wang ’19, earned Gold Key and Silver Key awards in the competition.
 
Vernita won three Gold Key Awards and Two Silver Key awards for her images depicting black and white street photography. She also was awarded an advance scholarship of up to $100,000 for four years to attend the University of Hartford’s School of Art should she choose to apply in 2020. Vincent Wang won a Silver Key award for his submission.
 
During the visit, Vlad Ivanchuk ’19, Daniel Pinckney ’20, Ethan Andrews '19, Nate Swift ’19, Celenah Watson ’19 and Vernita Zhai enjoyed viewing and discussing the various exhibited works of painting, drawing, sculpture, digital films, ceramics and photography.
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