JACKSON TWP. Kent State University at Stark hosted the 66th Northeast Central Ohio Scholastic Art Exhibit and Awards Ceremony, regional awards ceremony for area high school students on Jan. 25 for students and their families in the Kent State at Stark Conference Center.
Kent State also exhibited more than 400 pieces of artwork frommiddle and high school students, representing districts in Stark, Summit, Portage, Wayne, Tuscarawas and Medina counties. The students’ artworks were on display in the Fine Arts Building, located on the campus at 6000 Frank Ave. NW.
“Kent State University at Stark is proud to again host this incredible event,” said Jack McWhorter, Ph.D., professor of art and regional affiliate coordinator of the Northeast Central Ohio Scholastic Art Exhibit and Awards Ceremony. “The best way to characterize this competition is it truly sets the standard for work at the middle school and high school levels.”
The Stark Campus is one of 90 regional partners that sponsor the local awards program. Middle and high school art and photography students received Silver and Gold Key awards for their efforts. Several special awards, including the American Vision awards, was also presented.
The artwork of Gold Key winners, American Vision and portfolio recipients will be forwarded to the national level in New York City. Winners will be announced at the National Student Art Exhibition of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in June. Students will be notified if their work has been selected.
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the largest, longest running and most prestigious recognition program for creative young people in the United States.
Jackson award winners:
• Morgan Cook, Jackson High School
• Abigail Evans, Jackson High School
• Ryleigh Houston, Jackson High School
• Makenzie Czekansky, Jackson High School
• Madeline Evans, Jackson High School
• Keana Royce, Jackson High School
• Gracie Taylor, Jackson High School