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June 1, 2014

Niagara PAL recognizes young artists

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Niagara Gazette — • JULIA PRISAZNUK, Lockport High School – Prisaznuk was the recipient of the Quality Student Award and Academic “L.” She is a member of Robotics, the Principal Advisory Cabinet, Foreign Exchange Club, SADD, Spanish Club, the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and National Society of High School Scholars.  She plans to attend Rochester Institute of Technology and will major in advertising.

NATALIE PARKER, Newfane High School – Parker placed second at the Erie Canal Art Competition and was the recipient of the Highest Average in Illustration award.  She plans to attend Malone University. Her major is undecided.

C. DOMINIC LIGAMMARI, Niagara Catholic High School – Ligammari has performed in Christmas concerts, variety shows and theater, including: "Annie;" "Once on this Island" and "High School Musical."  He is a member of the National Honor Society, is on the High Honor Roll and has achieved academic excellence in various subjects.  He plans to attend University at Buffalo/ITT Tech and will major in computer science.

SAMANTHA DOMAGALA, Niagara Falls High School – Domagala has taken two years of art classes that include Art 4 and AP Art Drawing and Painting. She has also played the flute for eight years in the pep band, marching band, symphonic band and concert band.  She is a member of the National Honor Society and German Club. She was accepted to the Medaille Honor Society and awarded their Presidential Scholarship which she will use to attend Medaille and will enroll in the pre-veterinarian program.

PAUL SPARACINO, North Tonawanda High School – Sparacino is a fine arts and architectural student at North Tonawanda High School. He has participated in Daemen All-High Art shows, New York State Summer School of Arts, Carnegie Art Center Student shows and was a mentor for elementary students at the Carnegie Art Center Family Night workshop.  He plans to attend NCCC and will major in fine arts, art education.

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