Merrick student celebrating after winning notable art scholarship

June 26, 2013 by  

A Merrick art student has won second place in the McCarthy Art Scholarship, this year’s House of Representatives sponsored award.

This year’s winner of the runners-up award is Calhoun High School junior Anthony Wong.

With the talented artist awarded a nice big check for his efforts, as well as receiving a potentially life changing scholarship, it will be interesting to watch his career.

Wong took the award for the annual nationwide spring competition, An Artistic Discovery. Sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, it is a competition to seek out the very best artistic talent all throughout America, so may interest anyone working for a local graphic design or print company.

Aimed at encouraging more kids to get involved with art too, each congressional district has its own version of the award. Ours was sponsored by Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy.

In total, more than 30 students won a scholarship from the Adelphi University, with faculty members there voting on the winners. With his piece of work titled ‘We Are The World’, Wong can now decide if he wants to take his studies further and on to better things.

Adelphi University is a well-respected institution for liberal arts and sciences, and is one of Long Island’s oldest colleges. It is a great opportunity for all the winners.

McCarthy said of the awards for the year:

“Long Island’s high schools have a remarkable amount of talent and potential in their art programs.

“Congratulations to the winners.”

As well as a certificate marking his achievement, Wong can look forward to spending $3,000 on anything he likes.