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Lakewood High School Artists Among Region's Best

Seven Lakewood High & West Shore Career-Tech students were among the area's top artists garnering Gold Key awards in the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards contest.

The strength of the Lakewood High Art Department and West Shore Career-Tech’s Interactive Media (IM) program shines through in the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards national competition. Seven LHS students’ pieces of art were honored with the top regional award, including one double Gold Key winner. The Gold Key winners in the Cuyahoga County Region will have their artwork judged on the national level next month.

Each year more than 77,000 students in grades 7-12 participate in the 90-year-old Scholastic competition. The process begins across the country as young artist and writers submit more than 100,000 creative works of art and writing in 28 categories to a network of regional affiliates that locally present the awards.  Panelists of experts in their field look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

The most outstanding works of art and writing from each region are forwarded to New York City to be judged with the best in the nation. This year’s Regional winners are currently hanging in the Art Gallery at the Cleveland Institute of Art located at University Circle.  The artworks will be on display until Feb. 4. 

Congratulations to all of the district’s 2012 Scholastic Art winners:

Gold Key Winners: (approximately 7-10% of regional entries)

Hannah Chambers - Comic Art, (IM)

Jacob Corder - Sculpture

Giorgi Devito - Ceramic

Hannah Kiraly - Photography, (IM)

Aaron Kovach - Drawing

Jackie Miller - Photography

Zac Webb (2) – Film, Photography (IM)

Silver Key Winners: (approximately 10-15% of regional entries)

Richard Bottiglier - Animation, (IM)

Zachery Hayes - Digital Art

Aaron Kovach- Painting

Abigail Norman - Mixed Media

Andrea Tsiros - Drawing

Honorable Mentions: (approximately 15-20% of regional entries)

Hayden Bish - Painting

Hannah Chambers - Design

Maeve Christie - Photography

Jacob Corder - Photography, Drawing

Zachery Hayes – Photography

Aaron Kovach – Drawing

Sarah Neff  – Drawing (2)

Jazmyn Paoli – Drawing

Chelsey Ulsenheimer - Photography

The Scholastic Awards were founded in 1923 to offer recognition and scholarships for talented students and have made available more than $25 million in awards and scholarships since then. 

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maggie j robinson January 09, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Many congrats!!!
Heather January 11, 2013 at 02:18 PM
I wish you would have included the writer from Lakewood HS, who received the Gold Key for poetry.
Christine Gordillo January 11, 2013 at 02:21 PM
Heather, sorry for the oversight. Can you provide the name so that we can edit the post and include him or her? Thanks!

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