This is the first in a series of monthly features which will highlight our amazing talented student-artists from across the district.
Jennifer Suarez, a William Floyd High School senior from Mastic Beach, is the student artist of the month for January. Jennifer has been a student in Theresa Bianco’s Portfolio Prep and AP Advanced Art classes in 11th- and 12th-grade as well as Erika Licausi’s Drawing and Studio in Art classes as a ninth- and 10th-grade student, where she discovered her artistic talents.
Jennifer has won numerous awards including first-place in the All-District Art Show, “Distinguished” honors at the New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA) Portfolio Project adjudication four years in a row and has been recognized for her charcoal artwork at the Suffolk County Art Leaders Association (SCALA) All-County & Scholarship Show.
“Jennifer is an exceptional artist who approaches every work of art with patience and attention to detail,” said Mrs. Licausi. “It has been a pleasure to see her artwork evolve over the past four years.”
Additionally, her work has been chosen for various honors in the district including the superintendent’s staff holiday card for 2016 and 2017; and the 2018 yearbook design for the theme, “Unplugged,” which illustrates how students “connected” 20 years ago as opposed to today. She was also elected by her peers as the treasurer of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) and was an instructor at the NAHS Paint Night fundraiser.
“Jennifer is always looking for new ways to improve upon her work, even though others look upon her work as perfection,” said Mrs. Bianco. “She is kind and wants to help make a difference in our school community.”
Jennifer has applied to the Parsons School of Design and would like to major in Fine Arts.
Throughout her William Floyd academic career she has attended Tangier Smith Elementary School and William Paca Middle School.