Judging in Espaillat’s art competition begins



Each spring, members of Congress put their pen and papers aside to host a visual arts competition — known as the congressional art competition. Art entries are open to only high school students to gain the opportunity of a lifetime to recognize their own talent and encourage their artistic side.

Now that April 27 deadline has passed, a panel of judges in Rep. Adriano Espaillat’s District 13 will decide the winner that will be recognized both in their district and at an annual award ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The overall winner will have the opportunity to have their original artwork displayed in the U.S Capitol for up to one year. The exhibit will also include additional artwork from other contest winners nationwide.

Students shouldn’t fret if they did not win first place because their work will be an additional piece in Espaillat’s district office.


The Mount hosts annual scholarship dinner

The College of Mount Saint Vincent will have its “biggest night out” as men wear tuxedos and women put on their high heels for the college’s signature fundraising gala at Cipriani 25 Broadway on May 2.

The dinner returns for the first time in two years following COVID lockdown. It supports student scholarships.

The Mount has an enrollment of a diverse population of students who possess brilliance — but with limited means, the school stated. The Mount said half of their students are among the first generation of their family to continue a path to receive higher education.

The Gala supports life-altering scholarships and financial aid awards that provide students with exceptional academic and co-curricular opportunities.

This year the college will pay tribute to three distinguished individuals — two graduates and college sweethearts — Susan Chiaviello DiDonato ‘82, Gerald DiDonato ‘83, and Grace Vandecruze, who all amplify the college’s mission.

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