August 15, 2020

Lyme-Old Lyme HS Art Students Win Major Awards at ‘Future Choices’ Contest

LOLHS Junior Marina Melluzo was awarded First Place in Drawing and Best in Show for her charcoal drawing ‘Containment’ at the 2020 Future Choices Art Show, sponsored by the Shoreline Arts Alliance.

LYME-OLD LYME — The Visual Arts Department of Lyme-Old Lyme High School (LOLHS) has announced outstanding results from this year’s Future Choices Art Show, sponsored by the Shoreline Arts Alliance.

Junior Marina Melluzzo won First Place Drawing and Best in Show for her charcoal drawing, “Confinement,” also earning the Earl Grenville Killeen Founders Award for Will Allik as teacher of the Best in Show recipient.

Other first place winners included Junior Riley Nelson in Mixed Media and Sophomore Olivia Schaedler in Ceramics.

‘Reflecting the Light’ by Olivia Bartlett, a second place winner in Mixed Media in the ‘Future Choices’ contest.

Taking second place in Drawing, Printmaking, Ceramics and Mixed Media respectively were Senior Sam Dushin, Senior Jane Scheiber, Junior Grace Lathrop and Junior Olivia Bartlett.

Junior Connie Pan took Third in Painting, while Seniors Emily Evers and Summer Siefken were both awarded Honorable Mentions in Drawing. Riley Nelson also received an Honorable Mention in the Painting category, and this year’s Ruth Baxter-Tagliatela Award goes to Summer Siefken for her drawings.

‘Portait #3’ by Summer Siefken, who won the Ruth Baxter-Tagliatela Award.

Other students with works juried into the show included Sonia Bair, Jack Conley, Sarah Conley, Gabe Lavoie, Brianna Melillo, Aidan Powers, and Taylor Thompson, all of whom deserve credit for helping LOLHS win the Judy Streeter Outstanding School Award for our Art Department.

Students who reside or attend school in the 24-town Shoreline Region are eligible to submit up to three works each for this juried competition. Award-winners earn cash prizes and other scholarship awards



  1. Helen McDonald says

    I am so proud of you all !!!!! My thoughts are with you. Keep creating.

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