EAST HANOVER,N.J.- Amelia Politi just graduated from East Hanover Middle School and is headed to Morris County School of Technology this fall.  She leaves behind a winning legacy, along with four other eighth grade students who placed in the Morris County Council of Education Associations 2018 Project Pride.

Politi was a member of school art club. She explained how art teacher Cathy Schott, gave the students a prompt "In our public school, we care for each other," and that their drawings were to reflect the message. She is excited to begin school at MCST, where she will be immersed in subjects like digital artwork and watercolor, and have regular academics in the afternoon. She loves film an animation and hopes to pursue a career in animation. "Mrs. Schott was a big help to me and gave me a lot of exposure to the art world," Politi said. She remembers taking an interest in drawing as early as pre-school, and then taking a serious approach in the middle school.

The project received hundreds of submissions from kindergarten through twelfth grade students all over the county for twelve spots in this years calendar contest. Four of Schott's art students were selected this year. She has had multiple winners in this event for the last four years. Her students also decorate the halls of the middle school with their talent. Schott also  has had state board of education recognition for her passion to teach and inspire her students. Along with Politi, Georgia Allin, Jasmine Krawczuk, and Shiloh Colongon have feature pieces.

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