Fourteen graduating seniors from Cypress Lake High School won awards as part of the Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery student scholarship show.
The gallery displayed submitted artworks from potential scholarship recipients from April 2-6 at the FMBAA gallery.
The association reported that the entries were so good, the judges awarded two first Place Art Excellence Awards to Patricia Gonzalez Cabrera and Heidi Hernandez (pictured here to the right). They each won $1,100 college tuition scholarship and $150 cash award from FMBAA.
Trinity Shain received 2nd Place Art Excellence Award with $800 college tuition scholarship and $100.
Artistic Merit Awards ($50) went to: Sophia Morris, Genesis Quiros, McKenzie Donahue, Chloe McCrumb, Melainey Logue, Kaitlyn Logue, Irini Remboulis, Claire Schie, Mairin O’Malley, Daria Acri, and Sabrina Wessel.
The judges were Rene Chastant and Carolyn Bachman.
The annual Student Scholarship Show showcases the work of the high school students from our local area. To encourage development of the arts in our community, three scholarships are annually awarded to seniors going on to study art at the college or university level. The annual Student Scholarship Show and awards are supported financially through grants by the yearlong fund-raising activities of the members of the Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery. Next February, a special Plein Air competition, Paint!, will have all proceeds benefit the Student Scholarship program.