LBHS Congratulates Scholar Artist Jovanna Vicente

The photography talents of Long Beach High School senior Jovanna Vicente have earned her the elite Scholar Artist title through the Long Island Arts Alliance’s Scholar-Artist Awards program. This recognition is granted to students judged to be “the best of the best” on Long Island in both academics and in the arts.  

Jovanna is the tenth Long Beach High School student in the past seven years to be awarded through this program. She was recognized in the category of media arts for her photography, and was required to submit an essay as well as a portfolio of her work.
While this arts distinction is Jovanna’s most recent, it is certainly not her first. Last year, she earned first place in the Photographic Federation of Long Island Youth Showcase Competition’s Photojournalism-Prints and People/Animals–Prints categories for her pieces titled “Rizal Boulevard” and “Girl in the Rain.” She then went on to win a second place award in the national Photographic Society of America competition. Jovanna also had the honor of displaying her photograph, “Window Reflections,” at the New York State Art Teachers Association’s Legislative Exhibit in Albany. She additionally exhibited “Girl in the Rain” at the Long Island Arts Council’s High School competition. 

Along with approximately 19 other Scholar Artists and 20 Award of Merit recipients, Jovanna was officially acknowledged at a celebration held on Sept.14 at Half Hollow Hills High School East. An end-of-the-year reception will be held in the spring at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on the Campus of LIU-Post.