The Katie Andryca Excellence in Art Award
Funded Through a private endowment Courtesy of
Dr. Janet Crain and Dr. Ira Klemons
Going on it’s 18th year, this award is given to two students graduating from the art program at Cedar Drive Middle School.
The award was started to support the budding artists coming out of the Colts Neck art program in honor of Katie Andryca and her love of art that was cultivated there and turned into a legacy.
Each student receives a monetary award and (starting in 2017) the opportunity to show their work in our New York City Gallery event, [the art project].
2002 – Angela Wang and Zoli Timar
2003 – Christina Assuncao and Kim Eng
2004 – Matt Peters, Tasha Manesis, and Leia Strahs
2005 – Krista Ruane and Samantha Emanuele
2006 – Kate Barron and Clarissa Vu
2007 – Jay Wall, Allison Beaty, and Jenna Rose Placitella
2008 – Alissa Cappelleri and Marisa Patti
2009 – Rick Napoliello, Carmen Porzio, and Michael Scilla
2010 – Elizabeth Mirasola and Taylor Polito
2011 – Cara Bieber and Arthur Futernik
2012 – Amy Stringer and Matt Jenkins
2013 – Emily Taylor and Alberto Rodriguez
2014 – Julia Dalton and Juliet Winther
2015 – Brian Hill
2016 – Nicole Caposello and Luccas Moreira
2017 – Catherine Procyk and Olivia Shiels
2018 – Christianna Simon and Kara Petrosino