BRADENTON – During the recent SRQ Airport Art Show Awards Ceremony, Saint Stephen's Episcopal School 7th grader, Gaby Pung, took home the Best of Show award,
along with a $200 prize. The award was presented to her by (on the right) Rick Piccolo, President and CEO of the Sarasota Bradenton Airport and Dr. Peter A. Wish, the Airport Authority Commissioner (on the left). Over 300 people were present in the airport's newly remodeled ticketing wing for the art awards ceremony. Both Manatee and Sarasota students are invited to enter their artwork into the juried show and Gaby's submission was chosen as the best among all of the entries. Several other Saint Stephen's students were recognized for their artwork and took home additional awards.
In addition to Gaby Pung, 1st Grader Aubrey Dunbar came in 3rd place for Manatee County students and ten students received an honorable mention: Gavin Winterhalter (Kindergarten); Ella Thompson (Kindergarten); Isabel Bushong (2nd Grade); Ethan Williams (3rd Grade); Kyle Klett (3rd Grade); Colin Varady (6th Grade); Charlie Price (7th Grade); Beatrice Brunschwiller (8th Grade); Cheyenne Fauvel (9th Grade); and Melissa Johnson (12th Grade).
"We are enormously proud of all of the students who entered this show for their dedication and love for art. Saint Stephen's has participated in the SRQ Airport Art Show for the past ten years, and it is particularly special to see Gaby take home the highest honor," said LeslieDeZiel, Intermediate and Middle School Art teacher. "We are thrilled to see our student artwork on display for the entire community to appreciate."
About Saint Stephen's Episcopal School
Saint Stephen's Episcopal School is a private, co-educational, college preparatory day school located in Bradenton, FL, delivering a world-class education. At every level, from PK3 through grade 12, students are nurtured,encouraged and supported in their academic pursuits, benefiting from programsand educational models that have proven successful for Saint Stephen's studentswho are excelling today in colleges and universities around the country.
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