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Montclair Students Recognized for Art Achievements

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Superintendent Pinsak stands at the Montclair town Hall surrounded by students holding their logo entriesMontclair Interim Superintendent congratulates the logo contest honorees at the Township Council meeting. 

Middle Schoolers Design Logos for Township

To kick off Montclair’s 150th anniversary, the township held a contest for local middle school students to design the logo for the municipality’s celebration next year.

The township will be using the logo on materials related to the celebration such as posters, T-shirts, letterheads and other items, according to Municipal Clerk Linda Wanat, who is part of the committee organizing events for the anniversary. Art teachers at all three middle schools embraced the project enthusiastically.

At the Dec. 19 Township Council meeting, the winner of the contest was announced. Out of 209 entries, the first place winner was Dylan Baddeley, a Glenfield School 7th grader. Odalys Jimenez, another Glenfield 7th grader, and Sofia Abrahamson, a Renaissance School 7th grader, both received honorable mentions for their designs. Glenfield art teachers Catherine Kondreck and Deb Comeau along with Renaissance art teacher Joyce Korotkin were on hand to support their students who were honored at the Jan. 10 Montclair Board of Education meeting. Watch the Montclair township video of the event.

Poster entries attached to the walls of the Montclair Town Hall.Above and below: Contest submissions were on display throughout the Township municipal building. 
More poster submissions decorate the town hall walls.

Student Wins NJ Art Contest

Daniel Hill, a Glenfield 7th grader won the 2018 New Jersey Youth Art Month Contest and was also honored at the Jan. 11 BOE meeting. His piece for this year’s theme, “Building Community through Art,” was submitted by Kondrek. Hill’s artwork will be displayed on two billboards—one in Trenton and one at the corner of Pompton Ave. and Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair. The contest received close to 200 entries from across 60 schools throughout the state. View his winning entry here.

Updated: 8/18/2018