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Bronxville Artists Earn Prestigious Awards In Regional Competition

Bronxville High School’s Georgia Lazaroni, Carlie Hoffer and Hiroko Mitsui earned top honors when they received Northeast Regional Honorable Mention at the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
Bronxville High School’s Georgia Lazaroni, Carlie Hoffer and Hiroko Mitsui earned top honors when they received Northeast Regional Honorable Mention at the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Photo Credit: Contributed

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - A trio of Bronxville’s best and brightest students were celebrated this week for their accomplishments as part of a national arts and writing competition.

Bronxville High School students Carlie Hoffer, Georgia Lazaroni and Hiroko Mitsui were each recognized with Northeast Regional Honorable Mentions by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, which were presented through the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers program.

Hoffer was nominated for his chalk pastel and watercolor painting “Sun Radiating Through Fall Trees,” while Lazaroni received her honorable mention for an oil pastel landscape titled “Northbound,” and Mitsui was awarded for a colored pencil drawing, “Lunar Highway.”

Each year, thousands of students from around the country submit various entries to the organization, with only the most elite being honored by experts in the field, according to their teacher, Nicole Schorr. This year, more than 320,000 entered the competition, with just 10 percent of entrants receiving an honorable mention. Eight percent of entrants earned a Silver Key Award, and just 5 percent were awarded a Gold Key.

“I’m so proud of my students,” she said. “I wanted to create an opportunity for them to have their work reviewed by esteemed judges, and receive their feedback, which gives the student-artists insight into their own works. These three students a natural ability and passion for art.”

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