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12 students win regional Scholastic Art Awards
12 students win regional Scholastic Art Awards

Twelve Middle School students received awards in the regional 2019 Scholastic Art Awards. Their submitted works included digital art, photography, fashion, and video game design.

The California Central Coast Art Region is the largest and most competitive in the country, with 25 counties stretching from Monterey County in the south to Napa in the north and across the width of the state. Out of more than 4,600 submissions, only about a third earned awards.

The students won in three categories: Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention. Gold Key works automatically go on to national judging; national medalists will be announced on March 13.

In addition, Silver and Gold Key-winning artwork will be on display in the Pacific Grove Art Center from March 1-30. An opening reception will be held 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 1. All Scholastic winners will be recognized in a closing reception and ceremony from 1-4 p.m. March 30.

Congratulations to the following students:

Gold Key

Simon Henrard (Grade 8) – Photography, "Darkest Night"

Miriam Riley (Grade 8) – Photography, "The Parlor"

Riley Yates (Grade 8) – Photography, "Spotlight"

Anna Yeh (Grade 8) – Photography, "Sewer Dreams" (top)

Silver Key

Alex Carroll (Grade 8) – Photography, "Window Room"
Sophia Gargiulo (Grade 7) – Photography, "Illuminated"
Riley Yates (Grade 8) – Photography, "Bright Side"

Honorable Mention

Charles Connor (Grade 8) – Photography, "No Worries"
Blake Butler (Grade 8) – Digital Art, "Contrast"
Ethan Leamey (Grade 8) – Video Game Design, "Xtreme Sports"
Elle Leatherberry (Grade 8) – Photography, "Bright Lights"
Jack Ratcliff (Grade 8) – Photography, "Fly on the Water"
Emma S. (Grade 7) – Photography, "Geometric Mirror"

To see all submission and winners, check out our SmugMug gallery.

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