Hundreds of students, families and educators attended the Norman Gottlieb Youth Art Show awards reception recently at the Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach.
Student winners at the high school level were: first place, Aunica Cesena of Wilson; second place, Yancy Gamboa of the California Academy of Mathematics and Science; and third place, Jimmy Scoggin of Millikan. Honorable Mention went to Ayla Aquino-Medrano of Renaissance, Jeffrey Rethy Chhim of Cabrillo, Chanmealea Huy of Wilson, Kevin Miranda of Poly, Kevin Sosa of Jordan, and Mariel Urbano of CAMS.
Winners at the middle school level were: first place, Savanah Wilkerson of Bancroft; second place, Andres Orellana of Marshall; and third place, Joshua Ramos of Hughes. Honorable Mention went to Oscar Abundis of Hill, Makayla Cracium of Hoover, Maddie Dempsey of Hughes, Nataly Hernandez of Hoover, Serena Rodriguez of Stanford, and Matthew Walker of Newcomb.
The Board of Directors' Award went to Milan Goldner of Wilson, and Angie Talavera of Marshall.
The Honigman Award for Inspired Visual Arts Education went to art teachers Dominic Szeto of Wilson, and Joyce Thursby of Hughes.