Wellington C. Mepham High School junior Safa Hafeez received a perfect score on the New York State Art Teachers Association Portfolio Project.
Among the over 25 portfolios adjudicated at Hicksville High School, only three received a perfect score, including Hafeez.
“Art allows me to express my mind in ways that is hard to do in written and spoken language," said Hafeez.
She is enrolled in College Sculpture 4 with teacher Marissa Grana and College Drawing and Painting 4 with Lisa Federici.
Federici said Hafeez is a ‘dedicated artist who sees the world through a different lens than most other students.’
“She is complex and deep and it has been a pleasure to see how she sees the world through her art. I’m excited to see how she progresses and what she creates in her future,” she added.
The Portfolio Project is a way for students to assess and validatetheir progress in the visual arts.
Hafeez was also showcased in the Kindred Spirits Art Exhibit at The Firefly Artists Gallery in Northport in April.