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The Valley Breeze & Observer 03-28-2019

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10 IN OUR SCHOOLS MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER GLOCESTER – Ponaganset High School senior Madison Young won a Gold Medal in photography from the National Scholastic Art Awards earlier this month for "Layered," her photo- graph of a bisected artichoke that let her play with light, depth and texture. Her submission is one of 14 select- ed nationwide for the Gold Medal, among the top 1 percent of all sub- missions. Her work, titled "Layered," previously won a Gold Key from the Rhode Island Scholastic Art Awards, the highest level in the state, for her photograph in January. She was among 340,000 works of art and writ- ing submitted to the competition. Young, 18, of Foster, said she took the photo as part of a class assign- ment to take pictures in the style of famous artists. She said she chose photographer Edward Weston, known for his modern American approach to photography featuring various sub- jects, including nudes, landscapes and portraits. "He would take simple things and make them look weird and different," Young said. "That's what I want to do. I like to take something ordinary and trans- form it into a new form," Young said. Her black-and-white image of an artichoke cross section is an example of transformative art, she said. Many classmates asked her what the subject of the photo was, and could recognize the flowered vegetable only after she told them. She said as soon as she saw the pic- ture developed, she knew it was spe- cial. Her PHS photography teacher, Nancy Boyden, suggested she enter it into the competition. She said she learned of the victory on March 13, the day the winning names were listed online. "I didn't expect I'd win anything, never mind the Gold Key. When it went nationwide, I really only looked just to see where I placed. When I saw I was in the top, it blew my mind," Young said. Young began photography classes as a sophomore at PHS as an art elective, and fell in love with the medium. For "Layered," Young said it was important to get the lighting perfect for showing a balance of light and dark. She said she held a lamp between her knees, with her Nikon D3400 between her and the subject. Young will attend the National Scholastics Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 6. She said it will be a quick visit, though, as her high school graduation is the next day. After high school, Young said she will continue to make and create art. She plans to pursue a degree in marine biology at the University of Rhode Island, with a minor in art with a focus on photography. She said it is a dream to take photos of marine life and hopes she can cap- ture sea life in a way that can create a difference. Local student wins national art competition By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Ponaganset High School senior MADISON YOUNG won a Gold Medal in photography in the National Scholastic Art Award for her photo "Layered," of a bisected arti- choke. Principal DAN KELLEY, Write Rhode Island winner HALLIE BROWN, with teacher LISA PEREIRA, and winner ABBY TRAINOR. Two SHS students win Write Rhode Island Short Story competition SMITHFIELD – SHS students Hallie Brown and Abby Trainor are among 20 winners of the Write Rhode Island Short Story Competition. Write Rhode Island, presented by School One and Goat Hill, present- ed 150 entries and selected two top middle and high school stories as the state's top winners, along with 16 notable mentions. SHS is one of two schools to have more than one winner. Brown and Trainor will attend an award ceremony on Sunday, April 7, at the Newport Art Museum to receive recognition, a citation from the Governor's Office, and a copy of the print anthology. Diocese of Providence Office of Catholic Cemeteries (401) 944-8383 Our cemeteries are: a connection to the sacredness of our faith; symbols of our faith in the resurrection; and a place of reverence and respect for our loved ones to be laid to rest. Our consecrated grounds are an extension of the Church where families are invited to reflect, pray, and remember. Our faith teaches us as we are baptized after birth into this faith, we should be laid to rest within our Catholic Cemeteries upon death. We understand times and preferences change, and we are here to meet those needs. The Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Providence is working hard to give you all the options we can, at all of our statewide locations. Whether you prefer a traditional burial, cremation, or mausoleum entombment, we are implement - ing these options for you. We have different sections specifically for our clergy, families who have experienced the loss of a child, cremation, and our honored veterans. Contact any one of our cemeteries directly, or our main office for guidance as to which cemetery meets your needs. We are here for you to assist you through making the decisions that you and your family are comfortable with, while best fitting your needs. What makes Catholic Cemeteries different? AC JEWELERS Rob Richards, owner of A.C. Jewelers, has worked in the jewelry industry for over 30 years. Rob began his career as a teenager on a workbench. He traveled the country for many years as a representative for a national jewelry company. On January 1, 2001, Rob opened his own store. For over a decade, he has worked alongside his two sons, Anthony and Christopher – the A.C. in the business's name. Together they strive to provide the highest level of skill, expertise and exquisite craftsmanship honed over generations. Rob and his sons specialize in custom design rings, pendants and earrings. Let them help you design a special piece that fits your unique expression. All their work is done on the premise from beginning to end. You will be comforted to know that they can reset your heirloom jewelry while you watch. A.C. Jewelers has been an active member of the Independent Jewelers Organization since 2000. Among the many services offered, they still do a lot of repairs for other jewelry stores and stone setting for manufacturers in the area. They continue to maintain a leading role in the community by keeping up with the latest fashions, by being able to offer the finest diamonds in the world at the best value and by providing the personal service their customers can count on. Hours are Monday 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Thursday & Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday closed. 180 Pleasant View Ave Smithfield, RI 401-349-4094 www.acjeweler.com WE EXCEED EXPECTATONS Rob Richards, Owner. Kaitlian Rooney, Sales Associate. Christopher Richards, Design and Laser Certified. Missing Anthony Richards, GIA Certified.

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