The presentation of 

The Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council’s

41st Annual Senior Student Arts Awards

was held at the

Sussex  County Community College Performing Arts


May 23rd, 2017


The Arts in Education Recognition Award

Karen Scott



Peters Valley Summer Workshop Scholarship

Carter Boyd, Newton High School

Olivia Hayenhjelm, Sussex County Technical School

Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council Art Scholarship  

Connor Krieg, Newton High School

Barbara & Ben Jones Teen Arts $500 Scholarship

Finley King, Pope John XXIII Regional High School

SCAHC President Perry Anderson welcomes attendees

Perry Anderson, President of the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council, welcomed everyone to the Awards presentation in the theater at the Performing Arts Center at Sussex County Community College.

Stella Trikouros presented the Sussex County Art Scholarship to Connor Krieg of Newton High School

Stella Trikouros presented the Sussex County Art Scholarship to Connor Krieg of Newton High School

Award winner Karen Scott

The Arts in Education Recognition Award was presented to Karen Scott (left) by Melinda McCoy-Miller (right), SCAHC Treasurer.

Karen taught in Sparta schools for 28 years. She was named teacher of the year, and created the “Growing with Music” concert which was recognized by the New Jersey School Boards Association as a curriculum of distinction. In 1989, she founded the Sparta Summer Arts Workshop, which enabled students involved with both arts and music to benefit from five weeks devoted to continuing their arts education. The program is still running today. Since 2006, Karen has been the Director of Choral Music at Pope John High School.

Karen has been a member of the Sparta Board of Education for eight years, and the president of the board for the last three.  She is also a trustee for the New Jersey Victims’ law center.

Melinda Mecoy-Miller introduces Karen Scott

Maureen Hanifan presents the awards

Maureen Hanifan


Sussex County Senior Students Arts Awards 

Member of the SCAHC Board of Trustees

2017 Senior Student Arts Award Recipients

High Point Regional High School

Crafts, Danielle Muzer

Creative Writing, Kate Gervey

Drama, Crystal Perez

Fine Arts, Sadie Grau

Instrumental Music, Cassidy Shrope

Photography, Amanda Dwornikoski

Technical Theater, Krystin Hohmann

Video, Caitlyn Kunz

Vocal Music, Calvin Ottens

Hopatcong High School

Creative Writing, Jessica Jones

Culinary, Ashley Speciale

Drama, Devon O’Donnell

Fine Arts, Jacquelynne Sanchez

Instrumental Music, Ryan Taesler

Vocal Music, Crystal Vizueta

Kittatinny Regional High School

Crafts, Emily Chamberlain

Creative Writing, Emily Principe

Dance, Emily Higgins

Drama, Emma Fritsch

Fine Arts, Alexandria McManus-Davis

Instrumental Music, Melissa Alvarez

Photography, Mandi Mastellone

Technical Theater, Brentlee Spiegel

Vocal Music, Samantha Snover

Lakeland-Andover School

Fine Arts, George Medina

Instrumental Music, George Medina

Lenape Valley Regional High School

Crafts, Abby Henderson

Creative Writing, Sarah Canfield

Dance, Rhianna Teates

Drama, Olivia Dan

Fine Arts, Marissa Cardena

Instrumental Music, Travis Finan

Photography, Zachary Gallo

Vocal Music, Olivia Dan

Newton High School

Crafts, Elizabeth DeHaas

Creative Writing, Austin Kalaydjian

Culinary Arts, Sarah Radulic

Dance, Ashley McDonnell

Drama, Julie Nehrings

Fine Arts, DaVonya White

Instrumental Music, Connor Krieg

Technical Theater, Nicole Rizzo

Pope John XXIII High School

Crafts, Marina Veliz

Creative Writing, Emily Hayes

Culinary Arts, Brooke Hoer

Dance, Weiyi Molly Liu

Drama, Jack Peters

Fine Arts, Iolanda Perna

Instrumental Music, Jiahe Chris Jiao

Photography, Julie Ann Leatham

Technical Theater, Bradly Mackie

Video. Finley King

Vocal Music, Victoria Kunesch

Sparta High School

Crafts, Juliana Oelkers

Creative Writing, Molly Sullivan

Culinary Arts, Amanda Scully

Dance, Sarah Veasey

Dance, Jillian Henderson

Drama, Jamie Corter

Fine Arts, Kylie Piacentino

Instrumental Music,

 Benjamin Giugliano

Photography, Mitchell Coyle

Vocal Music, Blaze Dalio

Sussex County Technical School

Creative Writing, Dayne Cakerri

Culinary Arts, Amber Manzi

Drama, Lucia Re

Fine Arts, Sarah Biccum

Video, Mary Sutton

Welding, Kyle Caton

Veritas Christian Academy

Fine Arts, Anya Valkema

Vernon Township High School

Culinary Arts, Rebecca Gavin

Dance, Cassandra Westin

Drama, Skylar Salamone

Fine Arts, Kelly Morse

Instrumental Music, Kathleen Owens

Photography, Rebecca Gavin

Technical Theater, Alex Beltran

Vocal Music, Olivia Higgins

Wallkill Valley Regional High School

Crafts, Destiny VanOrden

Creative Writing, Andrew Berry

Dance, Rhiannon Lubas

Dance, Taylor Simon

Drama, Emily Vanicek

Fine Arts, Connor Durand

Instrumental Music, Elizabeth Rutan

Photography, Megan Mamarella

Technical Theater, Hannah Macaluso

Vocal Music, Aleigha Biss

Stella Trikouros announces the recipients of the 2017 Senior Student Art Awards

Stella Trikouros announces the recipients of the 2017 Senior Student Art Awards

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