OHS takes home many Scholastic Art Awards


By Danielle Camino and Donna Shurr



<p style="text-align: right;">Courtesy photos Oberlin High School student art is on exhibit through Feb. 21 at the Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery at Stocker Arts Center, Lorain County Community College.

Courtesy photos Oberlin High School student art is on exhibit through Feb. 21 at the Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery at Stocker Arts Center, Lorain County Community College.


Courtesy photos Oberlin High School student art is on exhibit through Feb. 21 at the Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery at Stocker Arts Center, Lorain County Community College.


Fifty-eight artists from Oberlin High School have found success in this year’s Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, the largest annual art competition in America.

Across the region, 132 works by students in grades seven through 12 were awarded. They are on exhibit at the Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery at Stocker Arts Center, Lorain County Community College.

The exhibition is open to the public through Feb. 21. Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday; and 1-2 p.m. on Sundays.

An opening reception for families and students will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31 at the Stocker gallery.

National judging will be announced in March. To date, the Awards have encouraged more than 13 million students, recognized more than nine million young artists and writers, and made available more than $25 million in awards and scholarships.

Outstanding works in the exhibition were awarded either a Gold Key (the most outstanding work), a Silver Key (a second place award), or an Honorable Mention in the exhibit. OHS was represented by visual arts, ceramics, and home economics students.

Gold Keys were awarded to the following seniors: Arianna Ambrosio, Jack McMillin (eight Gold Keys and a Gold Key Portfolio Award), Steven Mentzer, and Fayza Rahman. Juniors earning the gold key award include Sarah Parsh and Makenzie Tallman. These works will all advance to the state level of judging.

Oberlin’s Silver Keys were awarded to seniors Arianna Ambrosio, Iris Arbogast (two), Julia Elrod (six awards and a Silver Key Portfolio), Natalie Heiser, Diana Kalyn (two), Alizsa Kobelka, Jack McMillin, Hannah McNulty (three), Steven Mentzer, Gwen Miceli-Spieker (two), Jayna Miceli-Spieker, Mia Smith-Baker, and Ryan Spurlock.

Juniors who earned the Silver Key award included Eva Berndobler, Ella Boyer, Aszure Chamberlin, Annalisa Deiana Maeve Denneen, Formosa Deppman, Julia Ganson, Sebastian Grim, Dorian Levine, Augustin Miceli-Spieker, Claudia Oleas (two), Sarah Parsh, Miranda Schaum (two), Benjamin Thompson (three), Dana Townsend (two), Maya Vermue-Peters (three), Rex Young, and Raiyanna Riggins.

Sophomores included Nora Cavanaugh, Louis Gerard (two), Myleia Holt, Hallie Kenney, Eva Phillips (two), Koki Takada, and Justin Wong (two). A Silver Key was also awarded to freshmen John Elrod, Dinah Hill (two), Thayer Preston, Maya Schane (two), and Khalilah Wimbley.

The following students received Honorable Mentions: Seniors Arianna Ambrosio (two), Iris Arbogast, Emme Bliss (four), Annalise Cameron, Imani Congdon, Julia Elrod, Henry Gardner (who received a Honorable Mention Portfolio), Natalie Heiser (two), Diana Kalyn (two), Jack McMillin, Steven Mentzer, Gwen Miceli-Spieker, Jayna Miceli-Spieker (two), Fayza Rahman (two), and Marquis Taylor; juniors Jordan Anderson, Ella Boyer (two), Annalisa Deiana, Maeve Denneen, Formosa Deppman (two), Julia Ganson, Isaiah Grady-Norman, Sebastian Grim, Donald Johnson, Dorian Levine, Evangeline McFarlin, Augustin Miceli-Spieker (two), Sarah Parsh, Miranda Schaum, Joseph Tatum, Benjamin Thompson, and Rex Young; sophomores Leah Aulisio-Sharpe, India Brown, Nora Cavanaugh, Hallie Kenney, Zachery Slimak, Koki Takada, and Mikayla Thompson; and freshmen Brieannah Johnson and Thayer Preston (two).

The Scholastic Art Program in Lorain County receives major financial support from the Nordson Corporation Foundation, and additional support from Lorain County Community College, the Stocker Foundation, and the LCCC Foundation.

Courtesy photos Oberlin High School student art is on exhibit through Feb. 21 at the Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery at Stocker Arts Center, Lorain County Community College.

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Courtesy photos Oberlin High School student art is on exhibit through Feb. 21 at the Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery at Stocker Arts Center, Lorain County Community College.

Courtesy photos Oberlin High School student art is on exhibit through Feb. 21 at the Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery at Stocker Arts Center, Lorain County Community College.

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Courtesy photos Oberlin High School student art is on exhibit through Feb. 21 at the Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery at Stocker Arts Center, Lorain County Community College.

By Danielle Camino and Donna Shurr