Lakota Students Big Winners in Scholastic Contest

Lakota Students Big Winners in Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Contest
Posted on 01/31/2019
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collage of winning student artworkLakota high school students were big winners in the Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards with 99 students amassing 187 individual awards.

“I’m not quite sure but these could be record-breaking results,” said West Visual Arts Teacher Stephanie Gauer. “National results will be posted mid-March so keep your fingers crossed until then that Lakota East and West receive some national recognition!”

In fact, there were so many winners, they all can’t be listed here. Click to view the art awards winners and the writing awards.

Awards include Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention designations, and the winning art pieces will be on exhibit at the Art Academy of Cincinnati from Jan. 28 through Feb. 8. The regional award ceremony will take place on Feb. 1 at the School for Creative and Performing Arts.

Gold Key winners will move on to the national competition in New York City that takes place in March.

Lakota East had 40 students receive 81 awards in the regional competition, and 14 students won 18 Gold Key Awards. Forty-nine students from Lakota West received 96 awards, with 10 students winning 21 Gold Key Awards. A special congratulations goes out to West’s Trey Small, who received a Gold Key for his portfolio which consisted of eight artworks and Alyson Power who received 12 individual awards. 

In the writing awards competition, ten Lakota students won awards, with two Gold Keys presented to West senior Tyson Jung.