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OCM BOCES student wins GOLD KEY award


Gold Key Winner

Congratulations to Cincinnatus senior Mary Rose, an OCM BOCES Career & Technical Education student who won a first-place Gold Key award in photography this year in the annual Scholastic Arts & Writing Contest. Rose and other winners were expected to be honored Thursday (1/11) at Onondaga Community College, where all of their work is on display.

Rose, a student in Tanya Komar’s Graphic Communications class at the Cortlandville Campus, took a photograph from the haunting and vaulted ruins of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, one of the most famous prisons in the world because of its grand architecture and notorious criminals, including drug lord El Capo and mobster Al Capone.

Rose said she took the photograph because likes to “capture a moment” as she is seeing it. “And this is what I saw from my perspective,” she said.

Rose was planning to attend Thursday night’s award ceremony at OCC with Komar and her parents, Darlene and Bryan Rose. She hopes to pursue photography as a career.