Athens High School Announces Art Award Winners in Competition

Athens Area High School students in art and ceramic classes recently submitted work in a very competitive art competition program. Some students were notified this week that they had received awards. The Scholastic Art Awards is the nation’s longest running (since 1923) and most prestigious art competition for high school students. Many famous artists and creatives received their first recognition in this program, including Andy Warhol and many others.

Our region includes many counties from New York and Pennsylvania. Every art teacher submits their best students work. The Arnot Art Museum typically receives around 1000 entries and judges each piece to select 120 of the best to display in a special exhibit in their museum.

One Athens student received a Gold Key Award in Painting. Arin Rockwell’s painting, “Into the Light” will now go on to be judged at the national level. Other students from Athens who received awards include:

VEGAS ALFRED Silver Key, Ceramics & Glass LUCAS AQUILIO Silver Key, Art Portfolio LUCAS AQUILIO Honorable Mention, Drawing & Illustration LUCAS AQUILIO Honorable Mention, Ceramics & Glass LUCAS AQUILIO Silver Key, Comic Art PELA BAGLINI Honorable Mention, Ceramics & Glass SUMMER ELDRIDGE Honorable Mention, Photography SUMMER ELDRIDGE Honorable Mention, Photography EMILY GEIB Honorable Mention, Digital Art ] CHAN HIRUNSRI Honorable Mention, Art Portfolio CHAN HIRUNSRI Honorable Mention, Photography CHAN HIRUNSRI Honorable Mention, Photography CHAN HIRUNSRI Honorable Mention, Photography KYLIE JAYNE Honorable Mention, Ceramics & Glass MADELYN JONES Honorable Mention, Painting EMILY KING Silver Key, Ceramics & Glass ARIN ROCKWELL Honorable Mention, Painting ARIN ROCKWELL Gold Key, Painting ARIN ROCKWELL Honorable Mention, Drawing & Illustration AMBROSE ROSH Honorable Mention, Drawing & Illustration KYLIE STADTLER Honorable Mention, Digital Art SOPHIA VOLMAR Honorable Mention, Ceramics PHOEBE VONDRACEK Silver Key, Painting