HCPS Students Earn 46 WNC Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

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HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 22, 2018) – Twenty-six students throughout Henderson County’s four traditional high schools earned a total of 2 Gold Keys, 8 Silver Keys, and 36 honorable mentions in the 2018 WNC Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, an annual juried competition open to students in grades 7-12. Student artwork earning Regional Gold and Silver Keys will be on display at the Asheville Art Museum On the Slope from January 27 to March 4, and Regional Gold winners will advance to the National Scholastic Art competition in New York City.

At East Henderson High under the instruction of Robert Wallace, senior Barbara Trejo Ramirez won a Regional Gold Key for her illustration, “Seedless Inside,” a Regional Silver Key for her photograph, “Labeled,” and four Honorable Mentions. Senior Joshua Grady won Regional Silver Keys for his photograph, “A Little Spacey,” and digital artwork, “What Are You Gonna Do?” as well as three Honorable Mentions. Senior Sadie Pope won a Regional Silver Key for her portrait illustration, and junior Amber Short won a Regional Silver Key for a mixed media collage. Honorable Mentions were also awarded to the following East students: Faith Brookshire (Drawing & Illustration), Kristen Haynes-Haney (Photography), Brianna LaRue (Drawing & Illustration), Heidi Mallwitz (Printmaking), Emma Pope (Mixed Media), Najib Robinson (Drawing & Illustration), Samantha Taylor (Printmaking), Dean Wheless (Photography), Ben Williams (Photography), and Autumn Young (Printmaking). Altogether, East students earned 24 awards.

At Hendersonville High under the instruction of Courtney Hoelscher, junior Aishwarya Kumar won a Regional Gold Key for her illustration, “Untitled 1,” and an Honorable Mention. Senior Amelia Shechet won a Regional Silver Key for her digital artwork, “Comfortable.” Honorable Mentions were also awarded to the following Hendersonville students: Ivy Blynt (Drawing & Illustration), Aryana Norris (Drawing & Illustration), and Sarah Shields (Drawing & Illustration, Portfolio). Altogether, Hendersonville students earned 7 awards.

At North Henderson High under the instruction of Marley Moreno, senior Brenda Bartolon earned four Honorable Mentions for her photography.

At West Henderson High under the instruction of Kelly King, freshman Hannah Rebecca King won a Regional Silver Key for her photograph, “Crazy Eye,” and two Honorable Mentions. Senior Brynn Welch won a Regional Silver Key for her photograph, “Aftermath,” and three Honorable Mentions. Honorable Mentions were also awarded to the following West students: Riley Kimzey (Drawing & Illustration), Curren Podlesny (Photography), and Elliot Polnau (Digital Art, Photography). Altogether, West students earned 11 awards.

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