I guess you could call this an ‘ARTicle’

Allie Gibson

Wednesday, January 17th was a big day for FHS’ art department. Numerous students from various grades participated in what is known as The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, which if you’re not aware, is a very prestigious art program that awards students all over the country with college scholarships for their work. This year FHS Artists had 40 pieces selected for the Thumb Region of Scholastics Art and Writing Awards.

This year Art Students from Macomb, Lapeer, Huron, Sanilac, and St. Clair counties submitted 2,200 individual pieces into the show and 68 portfolios. Of the 2,200 pieces only 562 were selected to be part of the show, 252 were given Honorable Mentions, 180 earned Silver Keys, and 130 received Gold Keys.  There were also 38 Senior Portfolios selected as Gold Key Portfolios – FHS had four of those.  All Gold Key works, both individual and portfolios, will now be sent on the New York for National Judging – those awards will be announced in March with a National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in Early June.

These individual works include:

Lauren Argiri – 2 Gold Keys in photography, Honorable Mention in photography, Honorable Mention in drawing

Briana Bacci – Honorable Mention in Photography

Ashlyn Baker – Honorable Mention in in Drawing

Leah Cinder – Honorable Mention in Photography

Christina Clarke – Gold Key in Photography, Silver key in Photography

Emersyn Grove – Gold Key in Photography

Sara Hustek – Silver Key in Photography and 2 Honorable Mentions in Photography

Kasey Ley – Silver Key in in Drawing, and Honorable Mention in Photography

Savannah Lorenze – Gold Key in Photography, 2 Silver Keys in Photography, Honorable Mention in Photography

Camilla Madacki – Gold Key in Sculpture

Elize Marks – Gold Key in Sculpture

Rachel Media – 3 Honorable Mentions in photography

Averi Miller – Honorable Mention in Sculpture

Benjamin Raterman – Silver Key Comic Art, Silver Key in Drawing, and Honorable Mention in Drawing

Xandria Sink – Gold Key in Drawing, 2 Silver Keys in Painting, Honorable Mention in Painting

Andrea Smith – Gold Key in Photography, Silver Key in Photography

Maya Smith – Silver Key in Sculpture

Eboni Brown – Honorable Mention in Mixed Media

Azra Husejnagic – Honorable Mention in Drawing

Briana VanBrabant – Honorable Mention in Mixed Media

Jennifer Verstraete – Honorable Mention in Drawing

Mykaela Worthem – Honorable Mention in Drawing


Savannah Lorenz – 2 Gold Key Portfolios in Photography

Rachel Media – Gold Key Portfolio in Photography

Benjamin Ratterman – Gold Key Portfolio in Drawing

Feel free to check out the art showcase located in the 1700’s to see some of the artwork that received Gold Keys and are moving on to Nationals.


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