Even in the middle of the pandemic with most of the school year being virtual, Abington Heights students created art. Last year’s fourth annual “Our Town” Student Art Show was held virtually on March 28. The art show was begun six years ago by Shirley Wagner Eagen and Dorothy O’Connor who wanted to encourage young artists to continue their interest in the arts.
Entries this year included
Senior photography entries Jolene Morais for “Fall” Abigail Brock for “Comfort in Love”
Matthew Nzasi for “The Passions of Africa” Reilly Brown “Windows to the Soul”
Senior painting entry Brooke Sorensen for “Summertime Happiness”
Senior drawing entries Sabriya Seid for “Eating Candy”
Kayla Przekop for “Equality Runs Deep”
Senior mixed media entry Zoe Epstein for Beaded Jewelry
Junior Photography Julian Cornog for “Slomo”
Junior Drawing Kyle Munley for “Natalie Weaver”
Sabriya Seid was the winner of the $500 scholarship award for her drawing entry “Eating Candy.”
The Process for this Year’s Art Show
Each junior who submitted an entry was awarded $50 and each senior who submitted art was awarded $100. In addition, seniors who submitted an essay about their art were eligible for the $500 scholarship.
This annual art show is made possible by combined efforts of The Gathering Place, Abington Heights Civic League, Clarks Summit Borough, Bob and Regina Bennett, and Abington Business and Professional Association along with donations from Highland Associates, PNC Bank, Gretchen and Matthew Mackie, and an anonymous donor. Abington Heights teachers who were key in arranging for the exhibit are Eileen Healey, Tim Butler, and Abby Fenton.