Bethpage Senior Best Among Scholar Artists

Bethpage Senior Best Among Scholar Artists photo

In addition to being one of only 20 students to earn a Scholar-Artist designation by the Long Island Arts Alliance, high school senior Michelle Zheng was honored with the highest overall score for her portfolio. The prestigious award carries with it the highest possible level of media attention for students and for their district art programs.

Zheng was the top of art students on Long Island that met the criteria of an unweighted average of at least 90 and a portfolio submission containing 10 works of art. The portfolio must demonstrate both technical and conceptual skill in addition to a written essay. 

The portfolio submitted by Zheng contained work created in Courtney Young’s fine arts class at the high school in addition to independent projects. The Long Island Arts Alliance held its annual Scholar-Artist Gala on Sept. 12 at the Tilles Center for Performing Arts on the campus of LIU Post.