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Immaculata Academy art students take top prizes

BUDDING ARTISTS — Immaculata Academy students May Ren of Eden, Mulin Chen of Springville and Justine Chiavetta of Angola posed with their awards and artwork.

HAMBURG — For the second year in a row, art students from Immaculata Academy participated in Western New York United’s Drug Free New Year Art and Poetry Contest and had students place first, second and third in their age division, for art. Sophomores Yaxin (May) Ren of Eden, first, and Mulin Chen of Springville, second, took the top two spots and senior Justine Chiavetta of Angola placed third.

More than 500 entries of artwork and poetry were submitted for the contest, from 15 schools and community organizations.

The students all attended the Western New York United Press Conference at The Fairgrounds in Hamburg on Dec. 6, where they received their awards, with Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard in attendance.

Their artwork, along with all of the other entries, are currently on display at the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights.


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