Chelmsford High School Art Student Receives Prestigious Rhode Island School of Design Art Award
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) established its Annual Art Award in 1984. Each year, a select number of secondary schools with noteworthy programs in the visual arts are invited by RISD’s President to nominate an accomplished artist from the senior class to receive this distinction. RISD offers a designated number of these awards to aspiring artists and designers.
We are pleased to announce that this year, Chelmsford High School senior Autumn Bellan is a recipient of the RISD Annual Art Award!
The RISD Annual Art Award is an opportunity to celebrate a noteworthy art student who displays creative potential and to draw attention to the excellent art program that has helped this student develop their talent.
RISD considers several criteria in making their nominations, including the student’s effort and achievement in the visual arts, the student’s overall academic achievement, and the student’s creativity and talent.
Autumn has been actively involved with many visual arts opportunities at Chelmsford High School, as well as outside art exhibits and contests. She has exhibited her artwork at the Westford Parish Center for the Arts, the Chelmsford Public Schools Annual Youth Art Month K-12 Art Exhibit, and the Arisia Art Contest in Boston. Her artwork was exhibited at the University of Massachusetts Lowell first High School Art Exhibit and received the “Excellence Painting Award” at the event. She received an “Honorable Mention Art Award” in the Scholastic Arts Contest for her photograph, “Twisted.” She has also participated in “The Memory Project,” Sketching portraits of children in orphanages in Poland and the United States and presenting the portraits to the children. Autumn was selected by the Massachusetts Arts Education Association to participate in the Art All State Program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Autumn and her sister Ariana are presently painting an acrylic 9’X9’ mural at Chelmsford High School.
Autumn recently completed her Advanced Art Portfolio for the College Board, creating 24 art pieces for the AP 2-D Design Art Portfolio Exam. She has worked closely with AP art teacher, Teresa Karangioze, to develop her skills and participate in art events.
In addition to her artistic accomplishments, Autumn is a member of the National Honor Society, the English National Honor Society, and the French National Honor Society.
CHS Nominated for 14 TAMY Awards
for Fiddler on the Roof!
Congratulations to Chelmsford High School’s Theatre Department, nominated for 14 Theatre at the Mount’s 2018-2019 TAMY AWARDS in the High School Musical Theatre Competition! This list of nominees truly represents the “best of the best” of HS theatre in MA.
The list of Chelmsford nominations is as follows:
Best Overall Production (Large School Division)
Best Actor: Philip Ferdinand (Tevye)
Best Featured Actress: Sophia Bellone (Yente)
Best Chorus (Large School Division)
Best Dance Ensemble (Large School Division)
Best Student Orchestra
Best Production Number (Large School Division): Dream/Nightmare
Best Stage Crew (Large School Division)
Technical Excellence - Lighting (Large School Division)
Technical Excellence – Sound
Best Costumes, Hair and Make-Up (Large School Division)
Visual Excellence (Large School Division)
Best House Experience (Large School Division)
Not-Your-Average Chorus Member: Haley Ruccio
Winners of the TAMY Awards will be announced at a ceremony on Sunday, May 19 at the TAMY Awards Gala.
The Junior Job Shadow Day - 5/21/19
The Junior Job Shadow Day is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21st and is a school wide initiative for the entire junior class to participate in this career experience. Students are responsible for contacting a potential job shadow site and for arranging their job shadow experience. This is an opportunity for juniors to follow an employee at their workplace to learn more about an occupation or industry. The purpose of job shadowing is to help students explore a range of career options. For this to be a meaningful experience, a student should shadow someone who works in a career that is of potential interest to that student. The employee who is hosting the student is called a site mentor. The student experiences a one-on-one interaction with the site mentor during. Click Here.
Class of 2019 Commencement
The Chelmsford High School Class of 2019 Graduation date is Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. The Commencement Ceremonies will be held at the Tsongas Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. 300 Arcand Drive, Lowell, MA 01852. No tickets are required, and all are welcome. Congratulations to the 101st graduating class of CHS!