Fine Arts

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 2015



Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 2016


Risako Arcari 
2016 - Gold Medal
Cut and Fold Typography 

Kyra Gensinger 

2016 - Silver Medal
Fork in the Road Jewelry Design

We are so proud to announce that eight Holy Angels students have been recognized for their poetry and prose. Four of them have been awarded gold keys for their excellence in the regional awards, three were awarded silver keys, and six were awarded honorable mentions. See below the student and their recognized work:

Christine Lim | Writing Gold Key | Poetry | Wind  
Christine Lim | Writing Gold Key | Poetry | Starry Night  
Nikki Margiotta | Writing Gold Key | Poetry | Abdelhamid  
Nikki Margiotta | Writing Gold Key | Short Story | The Greatest Gift  
Bellami Radosti | Writing Gold Key | Poetry | Ocean Strong
Meredith Shamamian |  Writing Gold Key | Poetry | Freedom  

Julia Keem | Writing Silver Key | Flash Fiction | The Trophy Wife  
Nikki Margiotta | Writing Silver Key | Poetry | Perspective  
Nikki Margiotta | Writing Silver Key | Poetry | Jeffrey  
Nikki Margiotta | Writing Silver Key | Poetry | The Widow  
Nikki Margiotta | Writing Silver Key | Poetry | Sacred Ground 
Claudia Morgan | Writing Silver Key | Poetry | Diamond 
Claudia Morgan | Writing Silver Key | Poetry | Unchiseled Soul   

Julia Keem | Writing Honorable Mention | Critical Essay | Exploring Culpability in Frankenstein 
Nikki Margiotta | Writing Honorable Mention | Poetry | O, Geraldine!  
Nikki Margiotta | Writing Honorable Mention | Poetry | Salem  
Francesca Marsh | Writing Honorable Mention | Poetry | Save Me the Night 
Francesca Marsh | Writing Honorable Mention | Poetry | Wilted  
Claudia Morgan | Writing Honorable Mention | Poetry | Heart of Stone  
Claudia Morgan | Writing Honorable Mention | Poetry | Balloon Boy  
Sadiya Ramos | Writing Honorable Mention | Personal Essay/Memoir | Colors 
Meredith Shamamian | Writing Honorable Mention | Poetry | The Science of Us 



Scholastic Art and Writing Awards 2015

AHA is very proud to report the results of the regional portion of the Scholastics Art & Writing Awards. Nikki Margiotta ’17 was awarded a Gold Key in the Writing competition for her short story entitled “Creation.” In the arts categories AHA received four Gold Key Awards (with a special secondary award for Ruby Kang ’15 who was given an American Visions Nominee Award), 13 Silver Key Awards and 20 Honorable Mentions. The students who received Gold Key awards will move onto the national portion of the competition. In addition, they were invited to display their pieces at The Montclair Art Museum or Berkshire Hathaway Home Services of NJ. This is the third year in a row in which AHA is the only all girls Catholic school from Bergen County to achieve recognition in this highly prestigious competition. 

Receiving Gold Key Awards were: Tyara Estrada, for her photograph entitled “Black White Color,” Angelica Pasquali for her photograph entitled “Old Fashion,” Ruby Kang in the Drawing and Illustration category for her piece entitled “Nightmares” and Molly Menapace for her Jewelry piece entitled, “Swirls of Color.” Silver Keys were awarded in the Photography category to Colleen Cotter for “Artificial,” Samantha Kim for “Metamorphosis,” Angelica Pasquali for “Likely Sleeping, Darling” and “Trip”, and to Danielle Saxenian for “Autumn Landscape.” Silver Keys were awarded in the Jewelry Category to: Jae Eun Cho for “Queen Sun Flower” and Jillian McEvoy for “Branch Out.” AHA received three Silver Keys in the Drawing and Illustration category: Suwon Joo for “Journey Through Life”, Ruby Kang for “Utensils” and Vanessa Sakong for “September Bicycles.” Additional Silver Keys were awarded to Ruby Kang for her Art Portfolio “1207,” to Ashley Misciagna in the Printmaking category for “Gothic Ephemeral” and to Suwon Joo for her painting, “Looking Inward.” There were eight Honorable Mentions in the Photography category: Sophia Cotter for “She Needs Her Beauty Sleep”, Kayla Cristofoletti for “Warry Traveler,” Lisa Harootunian for “The Last Night,”  Clara Jeon for “I’m One of a Kind,” Ivelisse Mandato for “Florence,” Angelica Pasquali for “Grace Identity” and “Fall Life,” and Danielle Saxenian for “Night.” The following artists received Honorable Mentions in the Drawing and Illustration category: Risako Arcari for “Bike Crop,” Jae Eun Cho for “Mother Nature,” Renata Francesco for “Niagara: Rise and Fall,” Ashley Misciagna for “The City of Lights,” and Jiin Suh for “Just Like an Ordinary Day” and “Temptation." Honorable Mentions were awarded in the Jewelry category to Risako Arcari for “Corky” and to Briar Connors for “Green Silver.” Ruby Kang received an Honorable Mention for her untitled painting in that category; Maggie McCarthy received an Honorable Mention in the Mixed Media category for her work entitled, “Patwork Trip” and Elaine Ruiz received an Honorable Mention in the Architecture category for her piece “Sustainable Theater Architecture.”  Congratulations to these fine and accomplished artists.

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 2014


Brooke Trisolini '14 
2014 - One Gold Medal (photography)


Joy Bochis '13
2013 - Honorable Mention
Korrine Dizon '13
2013 - Honorable Mention
Tara Hayes '13
2013 - Gold Key
Jenny Kim '13
2013 - Gold Key and two Honorable Mentions
Kristiana Marcon '13
2013 - Honorable Mention
Danielle Retcho '13
2013 - Gold Key
Carina Camporeale '14

2014 - One Gold Key; one Honorable Mention 
Andrea Cho '14 
2013 - Honorable Mention
2014 - Two Gold Keys and one Silver Key 
Stella Choi '14 
2013 - Three Gold Keys; One Silver Key
2014 - Three Gold Keys (one for her portfolio); four Silver Keys and two Honorable Mentions 
Katelyn Colman '14 
2014 - One Honorable Mention
Alexis Escandon '14 
2013 - One Gold Key
2014 - One Gold Key  
Annette Lee '14 
2014 - One Gold Key and two Honorable Mentions 
Julia Spaar '14
2014 - One Honorable Mention 
Brooke Trisolini '14 
2014 - One Gold Key 
Meghan Valentine '14 
2013 - Honorable Mention
2014 - One Gold Key; two Silver Keys (one for her portfolio) and four Honorable Mentions
Kerianne Villareal '14
2013 - One Silver Key
2014 - One Gold Key and one Honorable Mention
Anna Abrimian '15
2014 - One Gold Key 
Sophia Cotter '15 
2013 - One Gold Key
2014 - One Gold Key 
Ruby Kang '15
2013 - One Silver Key
Angelica Pasquali '15 
2014 - One Silver Key and one Honorable Mention 
Mella Teshome '15 
2014 - One Silver Key 
Carolina Zuluaga '15
2013 - One Gold Key
Jessica Cho '16 
2014 - One Honorable Mention
Kiera Feldner '16
2014 - One Gold Key



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