Part of the program’s curriculum at Sparks Studios was to help students create projects to submit to The Hudson Valley Region’s Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. At the Scholastic Arts Award Ceremony at SUNY New Paltz on February 3, 2023, Simon was awarded a Silver Key Award for his photography submission. Simon’s project, along with all of the honorees, is on display as part of the Scholastic Arts Award Exhibition in the SUNY New Paltz’s Fine Arts Building Rotunda through the end of February.

Congratulations to Simon on this wonderful accomplishment!