Mannington Mills announced the recipients of its 2021 “Art is Cool” awards. The program, now in its 19th year, recognizes the talent of Salem County students and is designed to encourage them to pursue their artistic endeavors. Competition entries are juried by Mannington’s Residential Styling team.

“Artistic talent is vital to the success of both Mannington and the flooring industry as a whole because flooring is a fashion business,” said Terry Marchetta, Mannington Mills senior director of residential styling. “The ‘Art is Cool’ program reflects our company’s ongoing commitment to local education and the arts. Each year, we look forward to seeing what these talented students will create.”

Art teachers from each of Salem County’s high schools were invited to submit entries electronically in a variety of mediums, which over the years has grown to include sculpture, photography, computer art, painting and drawing. Open to high school juniors and seniors, the winners received gift cards as their prize.

2021 “Art is Cool” winners include:

Best in Show
Brooke McCallister, 12th grade; Arthur P. Schalick High School

Arthur P. Schalick High School
Grade11: 1st place—Zoe Marino; 2nd place—AbigailManera
Grade12: 1st place—Brooke McCallister; 2nd place—Zach Walukiewicz

Grade11: 1st place—Lizbeth Cisneros, 2nd place—Israel Martinez-Guzman
Grade12: 1st place—Brisa Rodriguez

Grade11: 1st place—Xantha Cronrath, 2nd place—Tyrianna Slater
Grade12: 1st place—John Harold Hernandez, 2nd place—Destiny LeFlore

Grade11:1st place—Molly Mulford, 2nd place—Emilija Caunitis
Grade12: 1st place—Bella Kurpis, 2nd place—BryanWalsh

Mannington supports a number of educational programs across the U.S.,focusing on communities where it has operations.

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