Skaneateles students get top honors in photo show

Skaneateles High School photographers earned top honors at the 26th Annual Storrs All-High Photo Show Sunday April 3 at the Kenan Center Gallery in Lockport.

More than 360 students, teachers and parents attended the show opening, which put the spotlight on Skaneateles by naming it "Best Overall School."

Students from 37 high schools in western and central New York were represented.

Teacher Linda Torrey entered 12 pieces, one from each of 12 students. She said all of the 12 pieces helped the school win was considered "the highest award" and $100.

In addition, senior Patrick Rooney won Best of Show and a $100 cash award for "Waterwheel." Senior Erin Herr earned a merit award for SHS for her photograph "Lost."

The students whose work helped earn the Best Overall award are: Erica Nye, Peter Cihon, Julianna Augustine, Maddie Legg, Elise Pajak, Taylor Saulsbury, Adam Osiecki, Pat Rooney, Becky Flannigan, Erin Herr, Holly Ross and Allie Hagen.

The exhibit continues through April 22 at the Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust Street in Lockport. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Class tours are welcome during school hours.

This was the first time Skaneateles High School has entered the contest.

37 high schools were represented in this year's show - making for one of the largest turnouts in recent years. The schools include Akron; Alden Central; Amherst; C.W. Baker; Cassadaga Valley; Cattaraugus-Little Valley; City Honors; Clarence; Depew; Fillmore Central; Genesee Valley BOCES; Greece Athena; Kenmore East; Kenmore West; Lancaster; Lewiston Porter; Livonia; Lockport; Lyons; Marcellus; Medina; Newfane; Palmyra-Macedon; Pembroke; Pioneer; Randolph; Skaneateles; Southwestern; Springville Griffith; Sweet Home; Tonawanda; Warsaw; West Seneca West; Wheatland-Chili; Williamsville East and Williamsville North.

Earlier this year, fourteen Skaneateles High School students won a total of 34 awards in the Scholastic Art Awards program.

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