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High school artists shine at Scholastic competition

Student art

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Students from Douglas County received more than 60 awards and honorable mentions in this year’s Scholastic Art Awards.

Original creations spanned categories including photography, painting and jewelry. Individual pieces were eligible to receive Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention recognition. Students also had the opportunity present portfolios of work. Gold Key winners are currently being considered for national awards in New York. More than 5,000 original works were included in the Colorado contingent.

Winning entries from Colorado are on display at the History Colorado Center until March 6. Selected works will then travel to the Denver Art Museum, where they will be exhibited from March 12 until April 2.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is coordinated by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a not-for-profit organization. Since 1923, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program has fostered the creative development of teenagers across the country.

2015 Colorado Scholastic Art Awards: Douglas County School District

*Accepted into Denver Art Museum exhibit. 

Name Grade Title of Work Category/Media School
Gold Key Portfolio
Sam Banas 12 The World Around Me Photography Castle View High School
Megan Hansen 12 Explorations Photography Highlands Ranch High School
Geraldine Voegele   GV Photography Highlands Ranch High School
Gold Key Individual Work
Heather Monks* 12 Bandit Photography Castle View High School
Ray Brett 12 Tunnel of Light Photography Castle View High School
Ben Chang* 12 Winter Workshop Photography< Castle View High School
Sam Banas 12 Starry Night Photography Castle View High School
Ben Heath 9 Seasons Change Photography Legend High School
Natalie Mcelmeel 9 Tea Cups Photography Legend High School
Danielle Oksamytnyj 11 Confidence Photography Legend High School
Jordan Sandt 12 Thirst for Knowledge Photography Legend High School
Macey Weed 10 Serenity Photography Legend High School
Angela Stanger 12 The universe expressing itself in human form Ink  Legend High School
Emily Strabala 11 Sanctuary Mixed Media Legend High School
Taryn Bond 10 Mannequin Photography Mountain Vista High School
Kelly Strecker* 12 Urban Snowflake Photography Mountain Vista High School
Amy Zhou 11 One Foot In The Door Drawing & Painting Mountain Vista High School
Amy Zhou* 11 Walking on Eggshells Drawing & Painting Mountain Vista High School
Amy Zhou 11 Breaking the Shell Drawing & Painting Mountain Vista High School
Ashley Bradley 11 Brianna Painting Rock Canyon High School
Ashley Bradley 11 Hollywood Blvd. Painting Rock Canyon High School
Ashley Bradley* 11 Suffering Painting Rock Canyon High School
Laura Kassner 12 Rachel Painting Rock Canyon High School
Laura Kassner 12 Mr. Walter Painting Rock Canyon High School
Erin Riner 12 Depth of Life Painting Rock Canyon High School
Jenna Jaeger*   12 Tree of Life Jewelry ThunderRidge High School
Camille Kireilis* 12 American Beauty Photography ThunderRidge High School
Courtney Mangham 12 Acute Angler Ceramics ThunderRidge High School
Jack Paisley* 10 Jeweled Pendant Jewelry ThunderRidge High School
Andrew Woods* 11 Lion's Heart Jewelry ThunderRidge High School
Silver Key Portfolio
Morgan Bidwell 12 Making Moments Count   Douglas County High School
Maddie Rowe 12 Objectification Photography Highlands Ranch High School
Erin Riner 12     Rock Canyon High School
Silver Key Individual Work
Jackson Carey 11 Albino Ball Python Photography Castle View High School
Sam Banas 12 Light Fight Photography Castle View High School
Ellie McCombs 12 Kanga Photography Castle View High School
Heather Monks* 12 Dislocated Photography Castle View High School
Caylee Van Geison< 12 Pattern Photography Douglas County High School
Peyton Locke* 11 Iceland Travel Posters Graphic Design Highlands Ranch High School
Maureen Moran 12 Solitude Photography Highlands Ranch High School
Geraldine Voegele 12 Abandoned Photography Highlands Ranch High School
Adriana Lysak* 9 Bits & Pieces Photography Legend High School
Mackenzie Kirschner 12 Across the Station Photography Legend High School
Rachel Nunnelee 12 Chandelier Photography Mountain Vista High School
Kelly Strecker 12 Lily Pad Photography Mountain Vista High School
Hailey Maher* 12 Lily Pad Jewelry Mountain Vista High School
Amy Zhou 11 Chatterbox Drawing & Painting Mountain Vista High School
Dan Strangfeld 11     Ponderosa High School
Erin Riner 12 Nicaragua Star Painting Rock Canyon High School
Hannah Booth 12 Gorgeous Spirit Necklace Jewelry ThunderRidge High School
Matthew Branney 12 Street Art Painting ThunderRidge High School
Matthew Branney* 12  El Profesor Espanol Painting ThunderRidge High School
Maddie Guzak* 12 Reggie Ceramics ThunderRidge High School
Karlton Lauer* 12 Tea Motion Ceramics ThunderRidge High School
Christine Le 12 Zeal Star Jewelry ThunderRidge High School
Chloe Schellhase 11 Japanese Garden Mixed Media Collage ThunderRidge High School
Honorable Mention Portfolio
Caylee Van Geison 12 Special Moments   Douglas County High School
Maureen Moran 12 My Work Photography Highlands Ranch High School
Samuel Drake 12   Photography Legend High School
Honorable Mention Individual Work
Kelly Wakefield 11 Jesus in Disguise Drawing Castle View High School
Ben Chang 12 Beyond the Horizon Photography Castle View High School
Megan McDonald 11 Scary Doll Photography Castle View High School
Haley Skinner 9 Treelax Drawing Castle View High School
Tesse Taylor 12 Unexpected Life Photography Douglas County High School
Emma Hurley 12 Man and Machine Photography Highlands Ranch High School
Maureen Moran 12 Dusty Teapots Photography Highlands Ranch High School
Maddie Rowe 12 reflect Photography Highlands Ranch High School
Logan Shipman 11 untitled   Colored Pencil
Will Hipp 11 Little League Photography Mountain Vista High School
Amy Zhou 11 Selfie Syndrome Drawing & Painting Mountain Vista High School
Amy Zhou 11 Hard TImes Reveal True Friends Drawing & Painting Mountain Vista High School
Alex Angelico 12   Photography Ponderosa High School
Dan Strangfeld 11   Photography Ponderosa High School
Holland Schellhase 12 Antelope Arch Mixed Media ThunderRidge High School
March 4, 2015 | By SCPaulsen | Category: District, High School Education

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