Middle School students ace OVA Competition

C. J. Hooker Middle School students fared well at the 2017 Olympics of the Visual Arts (OVA) competition at Saratoga Springs City Center.

The following students placed in the competition:

  • Industrial Design, first place: Areli Cruz, Elizabeth Aguilar, Ada Sarah Bowman-Carroll, Christina Angelo, Gwen Aitchison, Jessica Bailey, Raquel Martinez, Taylor Foremny, Anya Frey, Alana Blount
  • Painting, first place: Sara Tippin, Violet Bachorick, Sarah Zhang
  • Photo, second place: Alex Thurtle, Maya Northrup, Lauren Scarzafava, Alex Barnes
  • Fashion, second place: Jillian Noteboom, Kaitlyn Gati, Brianna VanSteenburgh, Sophia Denardo, Catherine Moody, Hannah Yeddu, Katie Crandall
  • Architecture, second place: Holly Bachorik, Madilyn Bunzey, Jade Kimmel, Jillian Welshoff, Pauline Archer, Shannon Toohey, Sara Higgins, Ben Pahucki, Andrew Svede,* Tallon Clark*
  • Sculpture, third place: Lexi Siracusa, Ava Kunis, Rebecca Serna, Vivi Lyrintzis, Maura Atlas, Annie Shih*

The Olympics of the Visual Arts (OVA) program provides an opportunity for students to participate in individual or group artistic problem solving. A new series of problems is posed every fall. Students create long-range solutions at their schools, and travel to the Albany area to compete on short-range problems in a day-long celebration of creativity. There are awards for each of the problem categories at every level.

* Not on trip.