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Students earn art awards

February 23, 2017
The Town Crier

CANFIELD - The results are in for the regional 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and several Canfield High School students received top honors.

This year, 37 CHS students submitted nearly 70 works of art. The artwork is judged on a local and then regional levels, with gold key works moving on to the national level to be judged in March.

The Scholastic Art Awards program is the largest annual student art competition in the United States and is open to students in seventh to 12th grades. Founded in 1927 by Scholastic Inc., the awards program is dedicated to recognizing the achievements of young artists. The program has recognized more than 13 million creative teenagers, including Andy Warhol and Robert Redford, in its 90-year history.

More than 520 Mahoning Valley students from 60 schools provided 850 individual works and 37 portfolios. The regional entries reflected the participating schools' outstanding student work. A panel of judges then selected works to receive honorable mention, silver and gold keys and five nominations for the prestigious American Visions Awards in each region. These nominees are the top works in the show and, along with the works receiving gold keys, move on to compete in the national level of judging.

There was an awards ceremony in January at Ford Theater on the campus of Youngstown State University, where students were recognized. There were 71 gold keys and 146 silver keys in the showing.

The American Visions Award and gold key finalists were then reviewed and judged. The top student artists and their families will be sent to New York City to compete for awards and scholarships with other student entries from across in the nation in a Scholastic Arts national showcase.

Earning the American Vision nomination, as well as a goldm key, were Natalie Brown and Mya Kasten. Their work will compete at the national level along with other gold key works by Bailey Brocker, Lindsay Green, Raquel Markulin, Taryn Rothbauer, Alyssa Santoro, Emily Dunlap and Gabby Scianna. National medalists will be announced in mid-March.



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