Since 2004 and running through 2015, Ward Melville High School art students have been offered a total of $13,249,325 in scholarships to attend college in the fall. The Class of 2015 earned a total of $1,525,700. Congratulations to the teachers and students.


Shop Locally Honors

Advanced Graphic Design and Advertising Practices and Applications students presented Shop Local branding campaigns to the Three Village Chamber of Commerce in June. Student Amanda Spaccarelli's tag line of "It's All in the experience" is being used by Stony Brook Village and can be heard on their new radio commercials.


2014 - 2015 Scholar Artist - Amanda Spaccarelli
2014 -15 Scholar Artist Merit Award - Caroline Vance

October 2014- CONGRATULATIONS to Jordan Pollak and Rose Kelso! Jordan's film "Jody's Space" and Rose's film "Please Come Again" have been officially selected for the 2014 Varsity Brands All American High School Film Festival! As an official selection, their films will be screened the weekend of October 24 - 27th at the AMC Empire Theaters in New York City's Times Square. Thousands of submissions were received from over 45 states and 15 countries and their films made the cut!!!!

This is an amazing honor! The Ward Melville art department is incredibly proud of of these young film students and their accomplishments. The films are a true reflection of Jordan's and Rose's talent, dedication and motivation to their art. Congratulations also goes to Mrs. DiLorenzo for inspiring her students every day.

Ward Melville Artists:


Summer Recognitions

This summer we received some wonderful news regarding students in our programs. Congratulations to:

Grace Zhang: As a project in her AP Studio 2D class last year, Grace designed a book cover illustration for a book written by a North Carolina 16 year old boy. The book was published over the summer and Grace's illustration adorns the cover. The book is currently being sold on Amazon!

Invictus Yearbook: The 2015 Invictus Yearbook earned an All-American Honor Rating with 4 marks of distinction! from the National Scholastic Press Association. This is quite an honor!

Henry DaCosta and Grace Zhang's Films were selected for this year's All American Film Festival in NYC. Henry had 1 film selected and Grace had 3 films selected.

Henry DaCosta: "Life Forms", Experimental, East Setauket, NY
Synopsis: A look into the subconscious of a teenage boy questioning his place in society and the existential questions of life.

Grace Zhang: "Pretty Girls", Documentary, East Setauket, NY
Synopsis: A documentary short about the narrow-minded ideals of Asian beauty standards.

Grace Zhang: "Rebirth", Experimental, East Setauket, NY
Synopsis: Experimental dance short symbolizing a violent metamorphosis as one loses purity in the transition from childhood to adulthood.

Grace Zhang: "Suburban Artifice", Experimental, East Setauket, NY
Synopsis: A love letter to suburbia in faded pastels

The film festival will take place October 9-12 in NYC. The all American high school film festival received thousands of film submissions from 48 states and 17 countries, these were narrowed down to about 200 submissions that get screened at the AMC Empire 25 Theater in Time Square. This year's award ceremony and Red carpet event will take place in the Historic King's Theatre in Flatbush Brooklyn October 11th 630-8pm.

Congratulations to all student and their teacher's.




Student art from Dr. Mandel's Media Art class are on display at Crazy Beans II in Stonybrook.

Young Illustrators Challenge Winners!


Congratulations to Mount Elementary art students, Komal Grewal (1st place grade 3-5 category), Ivy Guan (3rd place grade 6-8 category) and Jessica Wang (Honorable mention grade 6-8 category) wiiners of the Young Illustrators Challenge a competition and exhibit to challenge and inspire young artists on Long Island.  A reception was held for the winners on March 31st. 

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