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Students Honored at Arts and Publications Awards

The FVS community gathered in the Lewis Perry Jr. Chapel May 13 to celebrate the School's top artists.

Fountain Valley School of Colorado recognized its top artists May 13 at the annual Arts and Publications Awards in the Lewis Perry Jr. Chapel.

Arts Department Faculty Mark Dillon P ’08, ’10, ’11 (ceramics and metalsmithing), Addie Green ’06 (studio arts and ceramics), Charlie Kurchinski (vocal music), Hollie Marine (theater) Cheye Pagel ’09 (film and photography), Cynthia Robinson (strings) and Lisa Smith (guitar and band) all presented individual awards for their respective discipline.

Athenaea editor Samantha Pratt ’16 read the dedication for the spring edition and passed the torch to next year’s editor, Courtney Wheeler ’17. The 2015-16 edition of the Owl was also presented, with a dedication to English Faculty Jen Buckley.

Freshman Arts Award: Sam Volk ’19

Instrumental Music–Guitar and Band
Most Improved in Guitar: Keita Kadokura ’17
Golden Guitar Award: Wendy Wu ’16
Best Newcomer in Band: David Luo ’16
Most Improved in Band: Peter Schane ’18
Conductor’s Award: LaeOne Jung ’17

Instrumental Music–Strings
Most Talented Newcomer: Sam Volk ’19
Most Dedicated: Sierra Caldwell ’16
Most Excellent Musician: Chloe Zhang ’16

Vocal Music
Most Improved: Wilson Miles-Ochoa ’16
Risk taker: Adde Sharp ’16
Director’s Choice: Addi Loveless ’16

Theater
Breakthrough Performance: Eli Harper ’16
Top Technician: Austin Clementi ’17, Tris Giuffre ’17, Alex Sobczak ’17, Kayla Wissel ’17
Acting Award: Will Edelson ’18

Photography and Filmmaking
Senior Award: Claire Blood-Cheney ’16
Junior Award: Ian Strine ’17
Sophomore Award: Maddie Kahl ’18
Filmmaking Award: Caroline Nadler ’17

Studio Art
Newcomer Award: Luka Kimlicko ’17
Advanced Studio Award: Zoe Holman ’18
Most Improved: Finnegan Cook ’17

Ceramics
Beginning Ceramics: Rome Martignoli ’18
Advanced Ceramics: Owen Bedford ’16

Metalsmithing
Advanced Metals: Sam Bermingham ’16

Yearbook Dedication: English Faculty Jen Buckley
2015-16 Yearbook Editor: Wendy Wu ’16

2016 Spring Athenaea Editor: Sam Pratt ’16
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    • Wendy Wu '16: Golden Guitar Award

    • Sierra Caldwell '16: Most Dedicated, Strings

    • Addi Loveless '16: Director's Choice, Vocal Music

    • Will Edelson '18: Acting Award

    • Luka Kimlicko '17: Newcomer Award, Studio Art

    • Owen Bedford '16: Advanced Ceramics Award

    • Sam Bermingham '16: Advanced Metalsmithing Award

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