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Students Recognized at 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Thirty-one RCDS students have been recognized by the 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, which were established in 1923 by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers to recognize "the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation's youth." A jury of leaders in the visual and literary arts blindly judges student submissions on the basis of the Awards' core values: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision. Student talent and skill are acknowledged by a Gold Key Award (top honor), Silver Key Award, or Honorable Mention. Visit artandwriting.org/about-us/ for more information on the awards.

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Students Recognized for Achievement in Art and Writing

Forty- three RCDS students have been recognized by the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, which were established in 1923 by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers to recognize “the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation's youth.” A jury of leaders in the visual and literary arts blindly judges student submissions on the basis of the Awards' core values: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision. Student talent and skill are acknowledged by a Gold Key Award (top honor), Silver Key Award, or Honorable Mention. Visit artandwriting.org/about-us/ for more information on the awards.

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Upper School Production Nominated for four Metropolitan High School Theater Awards
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Legally Blonde, who received four Metropolitan High School Theater Award nominations (the high school version of the TONY Awards)! Forty-eight productions and over 2,500 students from high schools in Westchester, Putnam, Bergen, and Rockland counties were viewed by theater professionals this past winter and spring. The entire RCDS cast and crew received the Best Production Number nomination for "Whipped into Shape." Individual nominations included: Best Dance Performance: Remie Houston; Best Comedic Performance: Bennie Weber; and Best Acting Performance: Keith Pagnani. The awards ceremony will be held at Stepinac High School in White Plains on Monday, June 6.
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Cantando en Cuba: Making Connections through Music
Sixty-eight upper schoolers and 9 faculty chaperones enjoyed the trip of a lifetime over spring break when they flew to Cuba for a week-long tour of the island, highlighted by singing and sightseeing. The Cuban government supports a number of full-time, professional music ensembles to perform throughout the country and serve as cultural ambassadors. The students' trip was arranged by Cuba's Ministry of Culture, which connected the RCDS Concert Choir with two of these professional Cuban choirs: Vocal Luna and Voces de Ebano.
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Student Directed and Produced Spring One Acts
The Upper School One-Acts were presented last Thursday evening in the PAC. For the first time ever, this year's One-Acts were entirely student directed and produced. David Townley, Nicole Reindel, Cooper Yeager, Keith Pagnani, Hannah Coleman, and Jane Burdick took a year-long course in directing, and the performance was a culmination of their hard work and their creative vision.
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Alexia Hartogensis's Film Is a Finalist in the Greenwich Youth Film Festival
Congratulations to freshman Alexia Hartogensis '19 whose documentary short, Pre-K, is a finalist in the Greenwich Youth Film Festival. Alexia started working on this documentary, which compares the Pre-K program at RCDS with one in China, when she was in seventh grade. Alexia's documentary, and other student-produced films, will be shown next Friday, April 29, at the RCDS Film Festival at 6 p.m. in the PAC.
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Partners in Art
Upper School photography students continue their partnership with Furniture Sharehouse, a local organization that provides free furniture to Westchester County individuals and families in need.
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Recognizing Excellence: Martina Cappellano '18
Congratulations to Martina Cappellano, who earned a Silver Medal on the national level in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2016. This year, nearly 320,000 works of art and writing were submitted to the competition, but only the top 1 percent were recognized at the national level. Martina was recognized for her digital photograph Melting Away, a commentary on glaciers and global warming.
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RCDS in the Arts
William Shabecoff '19 played Beethoven's Sonata No. 1 in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on December 13. In addition, William premiered one of his own compositions, Impromptu, at The Juilliard School's Pre-College Division Student Composers Recital on November 21.
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Arts News & Galleries

Thirty-one RCDS students have been recognized by the 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, which were established in 1923 by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers to recognize "the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation's youth." A jury of leaders in the visual and literary arts blindly judges student submissions on the basis of the Awards' core values: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision. Student talent and skill are acknowledged by a Gold Key Award (top honor), Silver Key Award, or Honorable Mention. Visit artandwriting.org/about-us/ for more information on the awards.

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