KHS students earn Scholastic awards

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Emily Conway

E. Conway

Beginning in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have been a great way for young artists to showcase their talent.

Each year, Kings art students are able to submit their pieces to the regional competition to see how they compare to other students in the area.

KHS art teachers Carrie Cooke, Kelly Shields and Angie Guilfoyle are very proud of the turnout of this year’s Scholastics.

According to Shields, “Scholastics is a great opportunity because everyone knows about it. It is a great way to get your art out there, and to win possible scholarship money.”

The three levels of awards include Gold Keys, Silver Keys, and Honorable Mentions.

Approximately 7-10% of submissions at the regional level win Gold Keys. 10 individual pieces from Kings won this award, and these pieces will go on to compete at a national level.



Along with her individual piece “Curiosity Killed the Cat,” Leslie Bonzella’s portfolio called “Crowning Beauty” was one of 13 out of 117 submissions awarded a Gold Key at the regional level.

“It feels weird knowing that my work is being compared to others around the country where I have no idea how talented they could be. It’s crazy to be compared to people I’ll never meet,” said Bonzella.

Bonzella plans to pursue a career in Graphic Design after graduation, hopefully doing so through the DAAP program at UC.

These pieces can be seen at the exhibition running from Jan. 23 to Feb. 6 at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

KHS freshman Faith Shields also won a Gold Key distinction for her animated video, The Crow and The Pitcher. All winners are listed below by name, followed by the medium and the title of their work.

scholastic winners

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