Scholastic Art Contest Winners

Scholastic Art Contest Winners
Posted on 01/09/2018
Image of "Hiding Places" by Isabella Kobak

Firestone receives two gold portfolios.

Students from Hyre CLC Middle School, Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts, and Firestone Community Learning Center's (CLC) Akron School for the Arts have received numerous regional Scholastic Art awards this year.

 Hyre CLC received one honorable mention under the direction of visual art instructor Alison Rich.

 Miller South received 15 Gold Key Awards, 30 Silver Key Awards, and 31 honorable mentions under the direction of visual art instructors Malia Tschantz and Alison Rich.

 Firestone CLC was awarded 42 honorable mentions, 13 Silver Key Awards, and 10 gold keys under the direction of visual art instructors Daniel Coffield, Stephen Csejtey and Patrick Dougherty.

 In addition, two students from Firestone's Akron School for the Arts program received two Gold Key Portfolios. Seniors Ray Stewart, under the direction of Daniel Coffield, and Isabella Kobak, under the direction of Steven Csejtey, received two of the five prestigious awards.

Isabella Kobak's "Hiding Places," digital, 11 x 17, is pictured above.

"Vibe" by Raytwan Stewart

(Raytwan Stewart, "Vibe," printmaking, 12 x 25)

Each year, art teachers and students submit artwork in grades 7-12 to the National Scholastic Art Competition. Students are judged by committee members and local professional artists in middle school and high school levels. Regionally, the Northeastern-Central Ohio (NECO) Scholastic Awards comprise schools from six counties, including Stark, Summit and Medina counties.

 Students who win gold and silver keys are invited to the awards ceremony January 27, hosted at Kent State University (Stark campus) where all Gold and Silver Key work will be on display.

 All Gold Key winning pieces will go on to be judged at the national level in New York. In the past few years, students from Miller South and Firestone have received national level awards. All winning students will receive an award certificate and a Silver or Gold Key pin. These prestigious awards aid Miller South students in applying for Firestone's Akron School for the Arts in visual art, and also allows high school students to receive scholarship opportunities.

Congratulations to all APS winning artists!

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