Thursday, March 13, 2014

Day 114 - More MWHS Art Pride!

Today's post is from senior Trevor Omann

This year art students at MWHS and from all over the state of Minnesota were able to take part in a contest called The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This contest is known to be one of the longest-running, most prestigious recognition programs for creative teens in the U.S. In 2013, more than 2300 works of art and writing were submitted in the state of Minnesota alone. There are three types of awards that are given at this state level. The first is the Gold Key, about 7 – 10% of the works submitted receive this award. The next is the Silver Key and about 10-15% of the work submitted receive his level. Finally there is Honorable Mention, which about 15 – 20% receive. 

Congratulations to senior Carly Koch who was honored with a Gold Key Award for her drawing, Melancholy and seniors Ryan Flesher who won a Silver Key for his photograph Vacancy and Trevor Omann who won a Silver Key for his sculpture Withered. Carly, Ryan & my artworks were on exhibit with the other Gold & Silver Key award winning artworks at Perpich Center for Arts Education from February 5th – 22nd.

Congratulations to junior Lily Durand and seniors Aurora Fenzl & Trevor Omann who won Honorable Mention Awards for their artworks: Lily’s photograph, Girl, Aurora’s drawing A Red Pen Edit and my Necromancer's Tea Pot. And three of our seniors, Carly Koch, Lily Frenette & Leah Pinault won Honorable Mention Awards for their portfolios (a collection of 8 artworks each) submitted to the MSAA contest.

These awards were not easily won. It takes talent and determination which the students of the Mound Westonka Art Department truly have. I would also like to complement the excellent staff that ever so carefully guide the developing minds of the students -- Ms.Blanchard and Ms.Hensley. THANK YOU for everything you do! I can truly say that the art at MWHS give me MWHS PRIDE! 

Mrs. Hensley, Ryan Fletcher, Carly Koch, Trevor Omann & Mrs. Blanchard

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