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South High School’s Ricky Vargas Takes Top Art Award

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Valley Stream South High School senior Ricky Vargas is among the top four honorees in the Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at the Heckscher Museum of Art. The prestigious competition received 387 entries from 56 high schools across Suffolk and Nassau Counties. The juried selection narrowed the field down to 84 impressive works currently featured in the Museum. Ricky received the Celebrate Achievement Best in Show Award for his graphite pencil/charcoal drawing, “Restraining Hatred.”

South Supports the Memory Project

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The South High School Chapter of the National Art Honor Society recently participated in The Memory Project. The Memory Project is a non-profit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, and extreme poverty.

The intent of the portraits is to help the children feel valued and important, to know that people care about their well-being, and to act as meaningful pieces of personal history in their future. For the art students, this is meant to be an opportunity to creatively practice kindness and global awareness.
Members of the South Art Honor Society under the direction of advisors Roseann Valletti and Ed Lee, created over 50 portraits for Ukrainian children. The children will be receiving their portrait in the near future and will share with us a video presentation that event.

Sunday, April 23, 2017