2019 Scholastic Art Awards Winners!

Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) apply in 29 categories of art and writing. In 2018, students submitted nearly 350,000 works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

Award notifications are in! Congratulations to these very talented OHHS Art and Design students on their accomplishments this year in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

Gold Key

Alexis Hetzel, “Daily Bread”
Alexis Hetzel, “Look at that Jawline”
Alyssa Roth, “Glimmer”
Cailee Plunkett, “Meow”
Cailee Plunkett, “The Bond”
Destanie Sexton, “Opulence”
Julia Galloway, “Shine On”
Katrina Crofoot, “Noah and Gabe”
Mayson Reperowitz, “Dignity”
Mayson Reperowitz, “Bonescape”
Mia Kuchenmesiter, “Read to Death”

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Silver Key

Alexis Hetzel, “Focal Points”
Allyson Albertz, “The Halls of St. Mary’s”
Alyssa Roth, “Red Handed”
Caden Cadle, “Converse”
Cailee Plunkett, “Echoes”
Destanie Sexton, “Rails and Ladders”
Donna Derrenkamp, “Highlighting Events”
Emma Sedlack, “From Then to Now”
Emma Sedlack, “Toasting Fragments”
Hunter Keller, “A New Day”
Jaicey Hollyfield, “The Cheese Touch”
Lauren Shaw, “In Bloom”
Lily Lang, “Shapes and Hands”
Madelyn Clark, “Passage”
Mayson Reperowitz, “The Real Silver Key”
Sabrina Ryland, “The Bone Cage”
Savannah Kinzeler, “Natural Disasters”
Sydni Crass, “Silhouettes”
Thalia Georges, “Ruff Day”
Thalia Georges, “Sydney”

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Honorable Mention

Abigail Malsbary, “My Mom’s Scarf”
Allyson Albertz, “The Order of Things”
Allyson Albertz, “Ally Through the Trees”
Allyson Albertz, “Strings Attached”
Alyssa Mcroberts, “Waves of Reflection”
Brooklyn Hart, “Illuminated Me”
Damien Lunsford, “Shapes and Hand”
Emma Sedlack, “Cascade”
Hadley Adams, “The Disintegrating Witch”
Kayla Javorsky, “Momento Mori”
Maddie Allen, “An Oakette’s Life”
Madison Crider, “Mortality”
Maggie Gammell, “Peacock”
Matthew Burg, “Effigy”
Mayson Reperowitz, “Eloquence”
Mackenzie Becker, “Burning Bright”
Mia Kuchenmeister, “Wine Too Much”
Paula Connelly, “Der Schädel”
Riley Ludwig, “Yesert”
Sophia Elchynski, “Selfie With Dad”
Sydney Cantrell, “Yellow Bellied Sapsucker”
Taylor Askin, “Submerged”

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VSA Ohio 23rd Annual Accessible Expression Exhibition

Congratulations to the Oak Hills High School students whose artwork was selected for the VSA OHIO 23rd Annual Accessible Expressions Ohio Traveling Exhibition!

Justin Crofoot
Oscar Hand
Hannah Mullen
Connor Owen
India Woolridge

What is it all about…

VSA Ohio is a community that connects inspired artists with their passion, service providers with resources, and all citizens with creative opportunities.

ACCESSIBLE EXPRESSIONS OHIO

Started in 1996, Accessible Expressions Ohio is an adjudicated, statewide exhibition and tour of visual art for artists of all ages with disabilities. This professional development opportunity helps raise awareness about art and disabilities by presenting the art in inclusive settings.

AEO begins with a call for art open to artists with disabilities – any age, any experience level, and all across Ohio. The annual exhibition is selected by jurors from call for art entries. The entire exhibition is on display in full for the month of March before being curated into small groups for a statewide tour (April – December). The AEO 2019 Opening Ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 30th in Columbus during the 11th annual Day of Arts for All.

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The OHHS NAHS 2018 Columbia Memory Project Delivery Video!

The Memory Project portraits that the OHHS National Art Honor Society students created earlier this fall were successfully delivered to the children and teens from Columbia. The children in this project all live in a very poor shanty town. Over the past decades, many Colombians have fled to such shanty towns to escape the drug-related violence, murders, and kidnappings in their country’s more rural areas. Systemic poverty in these shanty towns leads to many on-going social problems, especially for women and children. Fortunately, these children are being helped by an organization that provides them with healthy nutrition and early childhood education.

The people at The Memory Project wanted us to know that the children were so excited to receive the portraits and absolutely loved them! The following video of the delivery begins with an introduction to our OHHS NAHS students and their work and then shows the children receiving their portraits together at all the different locations that were involved.

2018-2019 OHHS PTA Reflections District Winners Announced for “Heroes Around Me”

The District level PTA Reflections winners have been announced. “Heroes Around Me” is the theme for this year’s PTA Reflections Program which has been bringing the arts to life form more than 10 million students since 1969. Reflections encourages students of all ages to: unleash creative talents and be inspired; express themselves imaginatively in their artwork; experience the fun and joy of making art; tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme, and receive positive recognition for their original works of art.

The winning entries have been sent on for further judging at the county level and could advance as far as the state and national level! Congratulations to the following OHHS Art and Design students on their accomplishments:

Photography
Mackenzie Brown
Thalia Georges

Special Artist
Josephine Boland
David Burkart

Visual Arts
Allyson Albertz
Micaiah Allen
Kaitlyn Delaney
Alexis Lepof

The OHHS NAHS 2018 Puerto Rico Memory Project Delivery Video!

The Memory Project portraits that the OHHS National Art Honor Society students created earlier this fall were successfully delivered to the children and teens from Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico has faced many economic challenges over the past decades. Lack of adequate funding has forced many schools to close, and the percentage of elementary students who qualify for free and reduced lunch is around 90%. Those challenges were already present on the island before Hurricanes Irma and Maria unleashed total destruction in September 2017.

The people at The Memory Project wanted us to know that the children absolutely loved their portraits! The following video of the delivery begins with an introduction to our OHHS NAHS students and their work and then shows the children receiving their portraits together at all the different locations that were involved.