Congratulations to the 2019 NYS Media Arts Teachers’ Association Exemplary Award Contest

Congratulations to:


Samantha Gelb








Dani Krasny










Alex Levy








MacKenzie O’Brien








Anna Tom







and Alexandra Wang

for their winning submissions.








A special shout out to Ari Kleiner who won the Presidential Award for his entire portfolio of work!


















Exemplary Awards from the NYS Media Arts Teacher’s Association

Congratulations to all who participated, and those winning awards below!

To see a video featuring the winning works, click here

2018 Exemplary Award Winners 2D Art

Clarkstown North High School Photography–Diamond  13 Ribbons

Dannie Dominianni Hockney
Anthony Elkommos Youssef Blue Skies Bright Flare
Juliana Feeney Shadow Life Striped Lake

Digital Photo

Kaitlyn Fudge Emptiness Nostalgia The End
Sarah Galvin Reflection Blowing In Wind


Taylor Haber Taylor Haber Mountains
Andrea Jakubowski Andrea Jakubowski – Broken Andrea Jakubowski – Self Portrait
Eric La Midnight Dream
Jessica Lander Jessica Lander Prague Jessica Lander Bubbles Jessica Lander Jack And Candle
Lily Medici Landscape Staircase
Marissa Sanfratello Self Portrait 1 Self Portrait 2 Self Portrait 3
Ronit Shah Coffee Shop Commute Side By Side Washed Out Winnings


Ronit Shah- Presidents Award- Criteria: Whose Entire Body Of Work Shows Noteworthy Content, A Creative Approach, Attention To Composition, A Command Of Craft,  Is Visually And Technically Outstanding


North Alumni-Maggie Andresen- On Assignment in New Orleans


NOLA children








As many of us struggle to make sense of the senseless acts of violence in Baton Rouge, St. Paul     and Dallas over the past week, North alumni Maggie Andresen uses photography to lend a hand.

Maggie (daughter of our Librarian, Mrs. Dickerson) took this photo in New Orleans during a protest march this weekend. Maggie is interning with the Times Picayune newspaper for the summer. Her photo was picked up by Associated Press and was featured as the closing picture on last night’s ABC world news and CNN’s newshour.

Maggie graduated CHSN in 2013 and is studying photo journalism at Temple University in Philadelphia.