Each year nearly 5,000 pieces of area students’ artwork are submitted for judging, with only about 20% of those submissions accepted. Entries that show originality, skill and the emergence of a personal vision then have the opportunity to be selected for Gold Key, Silver Key, or Honorable Mention recognition. Gold Key recipients continue in the competition for national medals in March. This year, thirteen Madeira High School students have received recognition for 20 pieces of art.
Madeira High School recipients are Eliese Bird (Mixed Media/Gold Key), Ethan Bisselberg (Painting/Honorable Mention, Drawing & Illustration/Two Silver Keys), Lucia Boadas Pena (Photography/Honorable Mention), Abigail Cimpello (Photography/Gold Key, Photography/ Honorable Mention), Lindsey Dickess (Painting/Honorable Mention, Drawing & Illustration/Silver Key, Painting /Honorable Mention), Sophia Domenick (Mixed Media/Honorable Mention), Sarah Hicks (Mixed Media/Honorable Mention), Asher Hodges (Drawing & Illustration/Gold Key, Digital Art/Honorable Mention), Mollie McGuire (Digital Art/Gold Key), Verona Schaffner (Drawing & Illustration/Silver Key, Drawing & Illustration/Honorable Mention), Zeinebou Semane (Digital Art/Silver Key), Jacob Waltz (Design/Honorable Mention), and Katarina Zack (Drawing & Illustration/Silver Key).
The MHS art teacher is Jill Dulgerhoff. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards will take place on February 21 at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts.
Pictured (l to r): Row 1: Eliese Bird, Verona Schaffner
Row 2: Zeinebou Semane, Sarah Hicks, Katarina Zack
Row 3: Sophia Domenick, Jacob Waltz, Mollie McGuire, Ethan Bisselberg, and Lindsey Dickess
Not pictured: Abigail Cimpello, Lucia Boadas Pena, and Asher Hodges.