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2020 Scholastic Art Awards Winners!

Posted on: January 13, 2020 10:00 am

Congratulations to our Highlander artists on their record-breaking year of Scholastic Art Awards! 

Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) apply in 29 categories of art and writing. In 2019, students submitted nearly 350,000 works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

Award notifications are in! Congratulations to these very talented OHHS Art and Design students on their accomplishments this year in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

Gold Key Winners

Below are the works that earned Gold Keys, the highest level of achievement on the regional level. Approximately 7 – 10% of all regional submissions are recognized with Gold Key Awards and all are considered for national-level recognition.

Darrien Bocking
Samantha Bradley
Paula Connelly
Tatiana Gonzalez
Haley Schneider
Destanie Sexton, with 2 Gold Keys
Mackenzie Sexton

Silver Key Winners

Approximately 10 – 15% of all regional submissions are recognized with Silver Key Awards.

Tatum Barkley
Morgan Becker
Brodey Best
Alaina Broughton
Caden Cadle
Dylan Combs
Kylie Cornelius, with 2 Silver Keys
Ellie Cox
Kaitlin Garrison, with 2 Silver Keys
Bricklin Gibbs
Alyssa Giordano
Henry Groh
Chloe Howie
Megan Kallmeyer
Bridget McCarthy
Susan Park
Emma Sedlack
Destanie Sexton
Mackenzie Sexton
Carly Shiplett
Chad Smith
Marin Smyth
Sophia Zupp

Honorable Mentions

Approximately 15 – 20% of all regional submissions receive Honorable Mention Awards.

Micaiah Allen, with 2 Honorable Mentions
Ryan Bach
Samantha Bradley
Alaina Broughton, with 3 Honorable Mentions
Sarah Carter
Jade Case
Sarah Carter
Zoe Chirumbolo- McKee
Abby Cole
Kylie Cornelius
Jessica Cushing
Riley Groh
Brooklyn Hart, with 2 Honorable Mentions
Alexis Hetzel
Chloe Howie, with 2 Honorable Mentions
Cannon Kartye
Emma Manring
Abigail Marcum
Chloe Meadows
Audrey Meyer
Susan Park
Cailee Plunkett
Mayson Reperowitz
Sabrina Ryland
Elisha Sebastian
Emma Sedlack, with 2 Honorable Mentions
Mackenzie Sexton, with 2 Honorable Mentions
Kyla Sprague
Anna Thomas
Kian Wapole
Harley Westfelt

Scholastic Art Exhibition: February 10-21, 2020  
The Scholastic Art Exhibition will be on display at the Art Academy of Cincinnati (AAC) located at 1212 Jackson St.

Art and Writing Awards Ceremony: February 21, 2020
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards will take place at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts, located at 108 W. Central Parkway in downtown Cincinnati. We invite you to join us at the AAC after the ceremony to view the artwork from talented young artists around the region.

Ceremony Times:
7th through 10th grades: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
11th grade through 12th grade: 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm