The Picture of Success: LBHS Photo Students Earn Awards and Honors

Long Beach High School students are excelling in photography, as demonstrated by their recent accomplishments. Each year, students received awards and acceptance to prestigious exhibits through their involvement in the Department of Media, Visual and Performing Arts.
Kristen Miciotta, a junior, won an Honorable Mention in the Huntington Camera Club's High School Competition’s Open category. She was formally recognized at a ceremony held on May 3 and received a certificate and a check. A number of Long Beach High School students entered the contest, which drew a total of 1,133 entries from 483 students representing 15 high schools.

Photography students also won four out of the six places in the Long Island Arts Council's High 5 juried photo competition. Junior Isabella Defrancisco placed second for her entry, “Beamer,” and Bridget Van Well, also a junior, earned an honorable mention for her photograph, “34th Street.” They will both receive monetary awards.

Sophomore Taylor Rudtner and junior Brigette Cruz were selected as exhibitors for their respective pieces, “Purple Mask” and “Sentimental.” All four students will be honored at an awards ceremony on June 9 at the Freeport Memorial Library.