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Allentown School District

ASD Students Earn Arts Awards

Talented students from Dieruff and William Allen shone bright at the 2017 East Central Pennsylvania Art Region Scholastic Art Award competition with Allen students receiving 3 Gold Key Awards, 14 Silver Key Awards, and 22 Honorable Mentions; and Dieruff students earning 4 Silver Key Awards and 2 Honorable Mentions.
 
Gold Key Award recipients from William Allen were Kiara Harris (who earned two awards) and Hannah Langkamer-Smith. Kiara won for her digital art, “Arthur Whisby,” and her printmaking, “The Undertaker.” While Hannah won for her drawing and illustration, “Black and White Tiger.”
 
William Allen Silver Award recipients included: Adella Alam (2 awards), Megan Getz, Kiara Harris (3 awards), Sophia Kalogeropoulos, Belicia Kingsley, Hannah Langkamer-Smith, Kimberly Mendez (4 awards), and Nicole Rafiee. Dieruff Silver Award recipients were Jesmarie Baez (2 awards) and Michael Gonzalez-Mercedes (2 awards).
 
A Scholastic Art Award Exhibit, featuring Gold and Silver Key winners, will be held at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA. The exhibition will run from Saturday, April 5 thru Sunday, June 4. 
 
Jesmarie Baez, Dieruff, also earned two Honorable Mentions. William Allen Honorable Mentions went to: Adella Alam, Megan Getz, Kiara Harris, Thania Iona De Jesus (2 awards), Belicia Kingsley (5 awards), Hannah Langkamer-Smith, Laura Lenh, Emma Marhekfa, Kimberly Mendez, Dolymarie Mercado (2 awards), Keelin Orellana, Jezel Rodriguez (3 awards), and Mileisha Troche (2 awards).
 
The exhibit will run in the Banko Gallery at the Banana Factory, located at 25 West 3rd Street, Bethlehem. Regular hours are: Mondays – Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Artwork below created by (in order): Kiara Harris, William Allen; Kimberly Mendez, William Allen; Jesmarie Baez, Dieruff; and Michael Gonzalez-Mercedes, Dieruff.
Kiara Harris, Allen student, artwork
 

Kimberly Mendez, Allen student, artwork

Jesmarie Beaz, Dieruff student, artwork

Michael Gonzalez-Mercedes, Dieruff student, artwork.