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HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR REPRESENTS HAUPPAUGE HIGH SCHOOL AT THE HUNTINGTON ARTS COUNCIL'S ANNUAL EXHIBIT, AND IS NAMED "BEST IN SHOW!"

Congratulations to high school senior, Alexa Shafy! On Friday, October 28th, Alexa proudly represented Hauppauge High School at the Huntington Arts Council’s annual exhibit for student artists in grades six through twelve. This annual event invites students to submit their different interpretations based on a Halloween theme called “Nightmare on Main Street.”
Almost two hundred works of art were submitted by 140 students from all over Long Island. Only 41 made it into the Main gallery exhibition and Alexa’s piece was selected “Best in Show.” She was the only student representing Hauppauge High School. Her Artist Statement on her piece read as follows: “The Plague Doctor’s disguise can certainly instill fear at first sight and, as stated by one of the jurors, his face ‘was usually the last thing a person would see before meeting their death.’ Death is certainly, for most people, a dark topic, something they rather not acknowledge or think about, except during Halloween time, when everyone displays scary figures like monsters, skeletons, witches, and ghosts. Thinking about the real victims of the bubonic plague, I can’t help to wonder if looking into the plague doctor’s mask, the sick felt fear or relief to know the end was near. The feathers falling from the one raven in my drawing symbolize life slipping away.”
Ms. Coppola is Alexa’s teacher in her IB Art class which has had a major positive impact on Alexa’s future in the world of the fine arts.
Alexa’s parents have stated that they are very pleased with Alexa’s achievements and growth as an artist in the class, but most importantly, the excellent opportunities Hauppauge High School provides to guide students that will choose to major in fine arts.
Congratulations, Alexa!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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