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Christ Is Risen Art Contest 2015

Students from Brooklyn and Queens sent entries of all shapes and sizes for The Tablet’s annual Christ Is Risen Easter Art Contest. In all, nearly 1,400 entries were submitted by student-artists representing more than 50 schools and parishes.

Every piece of art was evaluated on artistic ability and, more importantly, how well the artist depicted the spirit of Easter. Judges from DeSales Media Group, the parent company of The Tablet, cast their votes and the artwork with the most votes won. The Archbishop John Hughes Knights of Columbus Council No. 481 hosted an award ceremony at their council in Dyker Heights to present the winners with certificates, medals and checks. Winners and honorable mentions are listed below.

The winners are pictured with, back row, from right, Tablet Editor Ed Wilkinson, Deputy Grand Knight Agostino Iallonardo, Grand Knight Vincent Gentile and Father Guy Sbordone, Knights’ associate chaplain.

First Grade – Ricardo John, Mary Queen of Heaven School, Old Mill Basin

First Grade – Ricardo John, Mary Queen of Heaven School, Old Mill Basin

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Second Grade – Henry Jeannopoulos, Holy Angels Catholic Academy, Bay Ridge

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Third Grade – Keegan Falloon, St. Camillus Catholic Academy, Rockaway Park

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Fourth Grade – Maria Gabriella Ceron, St. Joseph Patron Church Art Program, Bushwick

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Fifth-Grade-Michael-Boyle-with-art

Fifth Grade – Michael Boyle, St. Camillus Catholic Academy

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Sixth Grade – Kimberly Velez, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Academy, Woodhaven

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Seventh Grade – Billy Valdiviezo, Our Lady of Fatima School, East Elmhurst

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Eighth Grade – Amy Seto, Our Lady of Fatima

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High School First Place – Marsha Varghese, St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows

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High School Second Place – Sunyoung Park, St. Francis Prep

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Third Place – Valentina Acevedo, Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst

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The winners are:
First Grade – Ricardo John, Mary Queen of Heaven School, Old Mill Basin;
Second Grade – Henry Jeannopoulos, Holy Angels Catholic Academy, Bay Ridge;
Third Grade – Keegan Falloon, St. Camillus Catholic Academy, Rockaway Park;
Fourth Grade – Maria Gabriella Ceron, St. Joseph Patron Church Art Program, Bushwick;
Fifth Grade – Michael Boyle, St. Camillus Catholic Academy;
Sixth Grade – Kimberly Velez, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Academy, Woodhaven;
Seventh Grade – Billy Valdiviezo, Our Lady of Fatima School, East Elmhurst;
Eighth Grade – Amy Seto, Our Lady of Fatima;

High School:
First Place – Marsha Varghese, St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows;
Second Place – Sunyoung Park, St. Francis Prep
Third Place – Valentina Acevedo, Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst.

And the honorable mentions:
First Grade
Isabella Paredes, St. Bernard School of Religion

Second Grade
Ryan Conway, Mary Queen of Heaven School
Malia Baptiste, Mary Queen of Heaven School

Third Grade
Gabriella Peña, Holy Angels Catholic Academy
David Gibson, Midwood Catholic Academy

Fourth Grade
Maya Vazquez, Mary Queen of Heaven School
Zachary Kirkely, Holy Angels Catholic Academy

Fifth Grade
Madeline Parchment, St. Ephrem School
Jack Ryan, Our Lady of Guadalupe School
Jhon Milo Nunez, St. Sebastian School
Gabrielle John, Mary Queen of Heaven School

Sixth Grade
Moleen Mulbah, Queen of All Saints
Shemaine Prendergast, Our Lady’s Catholic Academy
Adil Ali, Blessed Sacrament School
Anna Bolino, Holy Angels Catholic Academy
Nicole Lalaram, Immaculate Conception School

Seventh Grade
Trevin Murray, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy
Gilliane Raz, St. Thomas Apostle Catholic Academy
Kayla Wells, St. Saviour Catholic Academy
Caroline Panek, Our Lady of Guadalupe
Joseph Ramire, St. Saviour Catholic Academy

Eighth Grade
Jessica Enriquez, St. Finbar Religious Education School
Daniella Pablo, Our Lady of Fatima School
Sophia Paradis, Our Lady of Fatima School
Chris Syphertt, Our Lady’s Catholic Academy
Runnie Exuma, Mary Queen of Heaven School

High School
Gabriella Derosa, Bishop Kearney High School
Mary Millus, St. Francis Prep
George Suarez, Msgr. McClancy M.H.S.
Nicole Noel, St. Francis Prep

One thought on “Christ Is Risen Art Contest 2015

  1. Dear Art Contest Committee, After First Communion Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church, The pastor, Fr. Doran, challenged us to be fruitful vines( Following Papal directive about no boring homilies!) and read up about our church, take a Tablet Home and read it! How could you deny such enthusiasm? Remembered the TABLET from visiting my Aunt Anne in Bellerose years ago! Enjoyed the paper and especially the article on contest. Reminded me of Hallmark Contests of ancient times. Wondered if Diocese was going to make Easter Cards or Note paper with winning artwork. While liking them all, the Second Place by Miss Park really was eye catching…her work truly caught the wonder of that great moment. Just a thought about the note paper( or calendars!), a shame not to share all that inspiration! Sincerely, MM Curran, Danbury, CT

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