Goshen High School artists win big at Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Person sitting pensively on the edge of a couch
Gold Key Award winner Lauren Carroll’s The Ponderer.

Goshen High School art students, under the guidance of Teachers Chrissy Pahucki and Teegan Kennedy, earned 7 Gold Key Awards, 13 Silver Key Awards, and 16 Honorable Mentions at the Mid-Hudson Scholastic Art Awards.

Gold Key and Silver Key winners will be invited to an award ceremony and reception on February 3 at SUNY New Paltz, where their winning artwork will be on display.

Gold Key Award

Lauren Carroll, grade 12

  • Doomsday, digit art
  • The Ponderer, digital art
  • Homo sapiens Vs. Homo neanderthalensis – What if we both had survived? digital art

Michelle Gukhman, grade 12

  • Embracing Age, painting
  • Vigilante, mixed media

Allison Colgan, grade 11

  • Leaf, drawing and illustration

Veronica Donohue, grade 11

  • Tuned Out, editorial cartoon sponsored by the Herb Block Foundation
Editorial cartoon of person sitting on floor drowning out the noise from people talking around her.
Veronica Donohue’s Tuned Out editorial carton won a Gold Key Award.

Silver Award

Hannah Barhorst, grade 9

  • Peaceful Winter, digital art

Lefa Brown, grade 10

  • Flower Value Study, drawing and illustration

Lauren Carroll, grade 12

  • Greetings from Alexandria, design
  • Tug of War with the American People, editorial cartoon sponsored by the Herb Block foundation

Michelle Gukhman, grade 12

  • Young Love, painting
  • This is Water, painting
  • Henry David Thoreau, drawing and illustration

Katherine Nguyen, grade 11

  • Vibrant Pascal, sculpture

Cora Pahucki, grade 12

  • Out of the Woods, photography
  • Motherhood, photography
  • Staircase to Heaven, photography
  • Through the Arches, photography

Isabel Seligman, grade 12

  • Mississippian Head Pot, ceramics and glass
Vividly colored painting of an old woman
Gold Key Award winner Michelle Gukhman’s Embracing Age.

Honorable Mention

  • Kaitlyn Baumgardt
  • Ava Carroll
  • Lauren Carroll
  • Kimberlee Cubillo
  • Cora Pahucki
  • Riley Quattrini
  • Isabella Scanlon
  • Eric Schmidt
  • Isabel Seligman
  • Kulsoom Uppal

About the Scholastic Art Awards

Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious educational initiative supporting student achievement in the visual and literary arts. The program has an impressive legacy of being the first to acknowledge creative talent and is today’s largest source of scholarships for creative teens.

Leaf by Allison Colgon won a Gold Key Award.