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2023 Scholastic Art Competition Results


The Rawlins County Jr/Sr High Art Students recently received the results from their submissions into the 2023 Scholastic Art Competition. This show is judged blind by a panel of three judges for entry into this state level art show. If the student's art work is selected (American Vision/Gold Key/Silver Key/Honorable Mention) their artwork will be displayed in Liberal, KS at the Baker Arts Center for a little over one month. It is a real honor for these students! 

If a student receives an American Vision Award or a Gold Key award their artwork is eligible to be rejudged for entry into the National Show held in New York City in June of this coming summer. 

There are a total of 5 American Vision Awards (aka - Best of Show awards given at this show) - we had one student earn THREE out of the five total given!

Mariyah Nichols a Senior/Art IV student won them on the following pieces:

1. Own Your Truth: Strive to Overcome - Your Limitless (Painting)

2. Own Your Truth: Metamorphosis (white charcoal on black paper)

3. Arachnophobia (oil pastel)

The following students earned Gold Keys:

1. Mariyah Nichols - Own Your Truth: No Need to Hide (mixed media)

2. Xavia Brenn - Colorful Chamaeleon (pastel)

3. Xavia Brenn - Stink Bug (marker)

4. Xavia Brenn - Wonder of the Deep (mixed media)

5. Josie Ginther - "Josie" (colored pencil)

The following students won Silver Key recognition:

1. Xavia Brenn - My Dream Bedroom (mixed media architecture project)

2. Xavia Brenn - The Secret Garden (monoprint)

3, Clara Kastens - Edinburgh (silversketch)

4. Mariyah Nichols - Brave Tiger (paper mosaic)

5. Mariyah Nichols - Dreaming of Gold (batik)

6.  Hailey Saecho - Coffee & Biscotti (pencil)

7. Payton Smith - Can't You See I'm On the Phone (charcoal)

The following students received honorable mentions:

Kiera Bailty (1), Claire Banks (1), Amelia Bowles (1), Xanthier Brenn (1), Xavia Brenn (1), Riya Casper (1), Dorian Culwell (1), Tayten Dewey (2 HM), Joseph Dozbaba (1), Wyatt Haubrich (1), Clara Kastens (3 HM), Samantha Micek (1), Ainsely Moses (1), Mariyah Nichols (1), Payton Smith (2 HM), Savannah Warning (1)