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16 students win regional Scholastic Art Awards
16 students win regional Scholastic Art Awards

Sixteen Middle School students received awards in the 2018 Scholastic Art Awards for the California Central Coast Region. Their submitted works included digital art, photography, and film and animation.

The students—evenly split between seventh- and eighth-graders—won in three categories: Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention. Gold Key works automatically go on to national judging.

In addition, Gold Key winners will have their work on display at the Pacific Grove Art Center from March 1–31. A closing reception and ceremony will be held Saturday, March 31, from 2:00–4:00 p.m.

Congratulations to teacher Susan Kendall and the following students:

Gold Key
Gabriela Herrera (Grade 7) – Digital Art, "Dancing on a Liquor Bottle"
Joseph Lu (Grade 7) – Digital Art, "What is True"
Claire Nowak (Grade 8) – Film & Animation, "Balloon Journey"
Ian Partlow (Grade 7) – Photography, "Paper Tree"
Miriam Riley (Grade 7) – Digital Art, "Learning Animals"
Anna Yeh (Grade 7) – Photography, "Beach Boardwalk"

Silver Key
Wyley Dale (Grade 7) – Photography, "Blue Beach"
Antonio Della Sala (Grade 8) – Digital Art, "Fazing Faces"
Maddux Hrepich (Grade 8) – Photography, "The Crack"

Honorable Mention
Presley Acosta (Grade 8) – Digital Art, "Heaven on a Hill"
Antonio Della Sala (Grade 8) – Photography, "Frost Season"
Madison Foletta (Grade 8) – Photography, "Ranch Oil Paint"
Ethan Leamey (Grade 7) – Photography, "Blue Night"
Miriam Riley (Grade 7) – Digital Art, "Sunset Jellies"
Reyna Sanchez (Grade 8) – Film & Animation, "Runaway Doodle"
Molly Shirley (Grade 8) – Photography, "Jellyfish"
Molly Shirley (Grade 8) – Photography, "Cloud"
Teddy Stork (Grade 7) – Digital Art, "Obsessed Phones"
Nicholas Udwadia (Grade 8) – Photography, "Tunnel Vision"

See all of the winning work in our SmugMug gallery.

The Central Coast region takes in Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, and San Benito counties.

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