GCHS Senior Wins His Second Photography Award This Year

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Andrew Vela, a Glen Cove High School Senior, recently won an Honorable Mention in the 19th Annual Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Photography Contest, sponsored by the Tiffen Company.  The contest was open to photographers of all ages and the center received over 700 entries, making this an exciting win for Andrew and Melissa Manzione, his photography teacher of three years.  Andrew’s photograph, 4th of July Sunset, will be added to the Gurwin Center’s permanent photography collection.  The center believes the contest winners will, “enhance the lives of residents through the exhibition of these breathtaking photos”.

The Honorable Mention is Andrew Vela’s second award for his photography this year.  In March, his on-stage perspective of the Glen Cove High School Fashion Show won him Best-In-Show at Glen Cove’s own 100 Best Communities For Young People celebration.  As Andrew is also an AP student and a member of the Select Chorale.