The Student Artists of the Month (SAM) program recognizes students for their exceptional artwork. Each month students are selected by their art teachers and are awarded a Certificate of Achievement, a Fine Arts Medallion, and have their artwork displayed at the Jefferson Township Public Library. The program is co-sponsored by the Jefferson Arts Committee (JAC) and the art teachers of Jefferson Township Public Schools.

December’s student artists include:

(Pictured, in featured photo above) Noelle Trull, Julia Finkel, Clara Racansky, Alexandria Seidman, Rachel Garber

(Not pictured) Ella Young, Andrew Argondizzo, Kwadjo Mensah, Kyra Conville, Rachelle Ludder, Bill Pugsley

December’s presenting teacher: Jennifer Tamayne-Hettema (White Rock, Cozy Lake, and Milton Schools)

This month’s JAC Student Artists of the Month volunteer committee members: Carol Punturieri (JAC President), Jason Nicholas (SAM Program Chair), Elisa DeYoung, Doreen Mulryan, Kevin L. Pattky, Jr.

“For me art is about connection. Not only connecting with our inner-selves, but the world around us. The SAM program is a great way to use art as a positive community builder. Each month I am inspired by the amazing artistic talent of our students and the inspiration and dedication of our art teachers.” – Jason Nicholas

Artwork on display at the Jefferson Township Public Library from the December 2017 Student Artists of the Month. (Photo: Kevin L. Pattky, Jr./The Jefferson Chronicle)