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Medical Mission Through Artistic Expression

Northport High School senior Sofia Sawchuk has been volunteering at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown for the past two years and recently helped the hospital bring their mission to life through art. Their core value I-CARE — an acronym for integrity, compassion, accountability, responsibility and excellence — was expressed by way of Sofia’s artistic design and hung in the medical office’s executive board room.

Her mission-driven artwork was honored at a special gathering on Feb. 15. The hospital expressed their gratitude towards Sofia for her creativity and heart for volunteering.

“I thought about the mission statement and considered what images would best marry to each piece,” said Sofia. “The design is what they mean to me and how I hope they would speak to others who may visit the hospital…and I’m so thrilled to see this project come to life.”

Photo courtesy of the Northport-East Northport Union Free School District

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