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WVHS students win national awards for artwork

on June 22, 2016

Warwick Valley High School is pleased to announce that students Leevi Toija, Maxwell Vonderhorst and Marielle Berrian have received medals in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2016.

Leevi Toija WVHS 11th-grader Leevi Toija earned a Gold Medal and American Vision Award for his photograph, “Exhaustiveness”:

picture of student's winning photograph

“Exhaustiveness” by Leevi Toija – Gold Medal

photo of student M. VonderhorstSophomore Maxwell Vonderhorst’s political cartoon “Government Spending” won a Silver Medal:

picture of cartoon drawn by student

Maxwell Vonderhorst’s Silver Medal winner, “Government Spending”


photo of student M. BerrianMarielle Berrian, 12th-grade, earned a Silver Medal for her photograph “Doors to Infinity”:

photograph called "Doors to Infinity"

Marielle Berrian’s photograph “Doors to Infinity” earned a Silver Medal

Leevi, Maxwell and Marielle have been identified by panels of creative professionals as the most talented young artists in the nation. This year, nearly 320,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Only the top 1% were recognized at the national level.

Congratulations on your success and participation in the 2016 National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards!


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