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EHS Senior David Rivera Sandoval won a Gold Key in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards this year for his photograph “Revelarme A Mi,” created during Digital Photography II with Mr. Megginson. 
Digital art, student reflected in a mirror, draped in a flag

What David Has to Say About His Work

"Many people have no idea what makes up their identity. Nationality is a part of our identities that is easily discovered because it’s something that we are born with. However, nationality is just one thin layer, and it’s our duty to keep looking for the other parts of our identity.  Knowing or having a general idea of personal identity is important because identity is what makes everyone unique, it is what sets us apart from everyone else. Everyone has to be proud of who they are."
David is a Senior in the BLH Academy on the Marketing PathwayThe winning photograph was part of a series of self portraits he created for his Advanced Digital Media project.  In addition to working to strengthen their portfolios, the Advanced Digital Media students work throughout the semester to create a cohesive series on any topic and in any style they choose.  David has always had an interest in portrait photography since he took Digital Photo 1 with me his Sophomore year.  However he always wanted to photograph others, it wasn't until having to stay home during the pandemic that he began to step in front of the camera himself.  In Digital Photo 2 last year, David explored the idea of self portraits further as well as beginning to develop a number of ideas for projects that he could do to further develop his portfolio.  David has been the chief photographer for The Crimson Times since his sophomore year, and this year he is also a member of the EHS Yearbook's photo staff.  In the summer of 2021, David worked as a photography intern for the Everett Independent newspaper.  In addition to being a very talented photographer, David is also involved as an EHS Student Ambassador, a member of the EHS National Honor Society, and competes with the Spanish-Language Debate Club.

A dynamic and expressive piece, created during a session focusing on visual thinking.
EHS Senior Attends Prestigious
Mass Art Youth Program
Everett High School Senior and serious art student Angel Campos recently attended the Mass Art Youth Program's winter Portfolio Development, an in-depth weekend intensive which provides students in grade 9 through 12 with concepts, materials and processes through which they develop the inventive and expressive portions of their artistic portfolio.  This opportunity was made possible through a scholarship, one of several scholarship spots obtained by newly appointed K-12 Art Coordinator Caroline A. DiCicco, as she builds a partnership between EPS and the college.  Pictured below is one of Angel’s works, a dynamic and expressive piece, created during a session focusing on visual thinking.  This spring, Angel will attend an Animation course.
Caroline A. DiCicco
Caroline "Cari"  A. DiCicco is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Lesley University.   She has been an active visual art educator in the greater Boston area since 2008, and is an avid painter and sculptor.  She has supervised aspiring educators from both Framingham State University, Tufts University and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and has guest lectured in the Art Education departments of Framingham State and Mass Art.  This past summer, she has completed the MTA and NEA's Teacher Leadership Institute and facilitated professional development surrounding Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.  Cari has spent the last few years teaching visual art at the George Keverian School, as well as leading their well attended Art Club.  She and her students have participated in various art exhibitions at the Malden courthouse, Everett City Hall, as well as murals at Beautification Way and Rivergreen Park during Mayor Carlo DeMaria's Spring Clean Up Day.