ink. 24 has earned national acclaim from the National Council of Teachers of English and the National Scholastic Press Association. ink 24 earned a ‘superior’ ranking from the NCTE and ‘First Class’ ranking from NSPA.
Santa’s Real Helpers, Jerry Sheng’s winning series of photographs in the portfolio category for the 2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, was selected for a gold medal alongside eleven other winners from a pool of more than 110,000 students who submitted nearly 320,000 works of art and writing. Sheng’s work first won a gold key designation at the state level competition in Connecticut.
Down in the art wing, young creatives were hard at work tapping into their imagination. Fourth-grader Todd Silvernail from North Canaan Elementary School was deep into constructing an abstract cardboard piece in artist Henry Klimowicz workshop. By the time the class was over, he was delighted to have made two spindly monsters with movable arms that could fight each other. In Christine Owen’s ceramic’s workshop, budding artists shaped clay into bowls and added animal features. Students moved their feet to a beat in the dance studio, while another classroom they carefully etched Ukrainian Easter eggs in a classroom.
The Hotchkiss Dance Company presents its annual performance March 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Walker Auditorium. The company is directed by dance instructors Lynn Peterson and Allesandra Rinaldo. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.