OHHS Art and Design Student Recognized by Local Chick-Fil-A for Sculpture

One year ago on May 8, 2020, Susan Park was recognized by our Western Hills Chick-fil-a for her outstanding sculpture of her favorite Chick-fil-a meal; chicken nuggets, waffle fries and a drink.  Susan created the ceramic replica artwork in Ms. Dignan-Cummins’ Sculpture class. While the artwork was on display at the District Office, it caught the attention of Glenn Carson, our IT director who shared a picture of it with a contact at Chick-fil-a local corporate headquarters. This got the ball rolling and before we knew it, the Chick-fil-a cow showed up at Susan’s house to recognize her exceptional achievement. Susan and her family were given a certificate, hot meals, gift cards for future meals, a stuffed cow, balloons and more. Thank you Western Hills Chick-fil-a for honoring our students’ hard work.

2021 Virtual OHLSD Art and Design Exhibition

While there may have been some limitations to this year’s activities, we wanted to showcase some of the amazing works that our Art and Design students have created throughout the Oak Hills Local School District this year this school year.

Congratulations to the students selected for the Virtual Exhibition representing all of the schools in the districts:

C.O. Harrison Elementary
Delshire Elementary
J.F. Dulles Elementary
Oakdale Elementary
Springmyer Elementary
Bridgetown Middle School
Delhi Middle School
Rapid Run Middle School
Oak Hills High School

Click the link below for the 2021 Virtual OHLSD Art and Design Exhibition!


OHHS Art and Design Student Competes in the 2021 International Comic/Manga Contest

OHHS Art and Design student Patrick Thibodeaux discovered, and seized, an amazing opportunity to independently embark on a creative journey! Patrick reached out to his Drawing and Printmaking teacher, Ms. Schorsch, about the International Comic/Manga competition he was interested in creating work for during the 2020-2021 school year.   The International Comic/Manga contest is a manga, comic and illustration competition open to students worldwide. Winners are eligible for cash prizes, digital creation software, pen tablets, and chances to be featured in media publications! The contest is also an opportunity to have work judged and critiqued by professional creators and apply critical feedback to boost skills. The contest winners will be announced by July.   This year’s contest theme was “Admiration”. Check out the cover for Patrick’s submission, “Twisted Faith”, below!

2021 Spring “Celebrating Art” OHHS Art and Design Students to Be Published

“Celebrating Art” is devoted to the promotion and appreciation of student art. The intent of their student art contest is to motivate student artists. The top entries are published in an anthology that will record the creative works of today’s student artists.

Students recently submitted work and 42 OHHS Art and Design were invited to be published in the Spring 2021 “Celebrating Art”!  Only the best art is selected to be included in the full-color hardbound art book, “Celebrating Art”. Additionally, final judging for “Top Ten Artist” and “High Merit Artist” awards will be completed and announced soon. The following students should feel honored. This is not a contest where every entry is invited to be published and is a highly selective competition. Thousands of entries were not invited to be published. Being published represents a lot of talent, hard work, and dedication from students.

Congratulations to the following students:

From Dignan-Cummins’ Ceramics, Honors Enamels, Mosaic, and Glass, and Studio Art AP 3D Design classes:

Oumou Bah
Luke Barkley
Sydney Berting
Alyssa Christian
Dylan Combs
Jamie Damico
Sydney Dance
Sammie Gerde
Grace Gilardi
Ella Goodman
Rylie Hague
Aubrey Jennings
Molly Lorenz
Riley Ludwig
Emma Miller
Susan Park
Jenna Rogozinski
Joelle White

From Kopf’s Digital Art Foundations class:

Chloe Doerger
Makenzi Hargis
Natalie Raussen
Brandon Stidham
Rebecca Wolford

From Groh’s Art Foundations class:

Damion Ball
Lillian Heil
Lilly Keith
Dawson Wagel

From Schorsch’s Drawing and Printmaking, Painting and Mixed Media, and Studio Art AP 2D Design and Drawing classes: 

Kylee Adams
Samantha Bradley
Olivia Burnett
Samantha Gerde
Henry Groh
Gabrielle Hancock
Rebecca Kaiser
Flynn Koehler
Nathaniel Kremer
Sophia Osborne
Mia Schorsch
Paige Smith
Jaelan Sow
Anna Thomas
Sarah Young

OHHS Art and Design Students Selected for the American Museum of Ceramic Art: High School Ceramics Exhibition 2021

Since 2014, American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) has hosted an annual juried exhibition showcasing the remarkable talents of high school students studying the ceramic arts. The 2021 annual juried show features 100 students from 38 High Schools, in 17 states striving to inspire and recognize young artists achieving excellence in their own creative endeavors. This year more than ever, AMOCA believes students deserve to be honored for making work, that is why, for the first time, the annual High School Ceramics Exhibition expanded to include students from anywhere in the country.

Two students from Mrs. Dignan-Cummins’ 3D Studio Art Advanced Placement course have been selected to have their work exhibited in this amazing showcase of talents from the United States and Canada. Riley Ludwig, junior, had her work “Paul” selected for the exhibition and senior Sammie Gerde had her work “Under The Sea“ selected as well. Please congratulate these students for their outstanding accomplishment. 

You can tune in to see the exhibition and the opening reception using the link below. 


Virtual Exhibition Dates: May 1 – August 31, 2021

Virtual Opening Reception: May 1, 2021 @ Noon

Sammie Gerde
“Under The Sea”
Clay, Glaze
Riley Ludwig
Clay, Acrylic Paint, Gloss Medium, Candle