Rebecca Flores-Vitti

Hamden Art League Student Award Winner Rebecca Flores-Vitti at May Meeting

Hamden Art League awards Art Scholarship to Rebecca Flores-Vitti

Jane Chamberlin, Scholarship Committee Chair for Hamden Art League, is pleased to announce the winner of this year's HAL Scholarship is Rebecca Flores-Vitti, a senior at Hamden High School who plans to pursue a career in visual art. Ms. Flores-Vitti, who studied art throughout her years at Hamden High, was accepted by Early Decision to the Rhode Island School of Design, where she attended RISD's Pre-College Summer Program in the summer of 2015.

Rebecca has been highly involved in the arts department at Hamden High, including makeup artist for the winter play and spring musical, as well as painting murals in the school hallways and exhibiting her work in a solo show in the school art gallery. Encouraged by her art teachers, Rebecca entered several art competitions and won awards for her work from the Scholastic Art Awards and the Congressional Art Competition, also receiving the Junior Art Scholar Award from her school. In her senior year, she was nominated for the CAS High School Art Awards.

In addition to her involvement in art, Rebecca has been a member of the Varsity Indoor and Outdoor Track teams as well as the Cross Country team during each of her high school years, serving as Captain for all three seasons in her senior year. She has volunteered at several local road races, farmers markets and local fairs, and worked with the House of Heroes which repairs homes for veterans in need.

Hamden Art League congratulates Rebecca on receiving this well-deserved award, and wishes her much success in her art career.

Miller Library Social Rm, 2901 Dixwell Ave, Hamden CT

The Hamden Art League meets the second Tuesday of the month.