Artistic talent and creativity is present at Grand Island Senior High as several art students were recently recognized in the state Scholastic Art Awards.
Twenty-three pieces of art and one senior portfolio earned recognition, including six students who earned Gold Key awards.
Art teacher Micki Nuss said her students continue to amaze her.
“They continue to impress me with their skill sets and creative ideas every single day,” Nuss said.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were founded in 1923 and aim to inspire bold ideas in creative teens throughout the country.
Gold Key entries are automatically considered for national awards, including Gold Medal, Silver Medal with Distinction, Silver Medal, and scholarship awards.
Here are the list of award winners:
Cindy Garcia- Clay- Bust
Kalyssa Littlejohn- Graphite Drawing- Self Portrait
Angella Nguyen- Ink Pen Drawing- Self Portrait
Aspen Poltack- Cardboard Mask- Lion Head
Amy Smith- Graphite Drawing- Their life
Eboni Sughroue- Oil Painting- Connections
Hailey Jakubowski -Oil Painting- Familiar Faces
Kalyssa Littlejohn-Clay- Eyebowl
Kyra Rundle- Crochet- Mind behind the eye
Ashlyn Ruzicka- Clay- Fruit Bowl
Ashlyn Ruzicka- Clay- Pinch Pot
Amy Smith- Graphite Drawing- My Life
Kaylah Andrade- Ink Pen- Self Portrait
Brianna Guzman- Plaster Sculpture- Untitled (Red and Black Form)
Hailey Jakubowski- Painting-Familiar Faces 2
Briannah Kutschkau- Graphite Drawing- Family
Briannah Kutschkau- Ink Pen- Self Portrait
Clarissa Lucas-Oil Painting- Scapes
Diana Salas- Crochet- Me doll
Diana Salas- Graphite Drawing- Two sided drawing
Amy Smith-Clay- Bust
Mak Terrill- Oil Painting- Bathtub and shower
Diana Venegas- Clay- Self Portrait
Kyra Rundle- Multiple Mediums- Portfolio
Congratulations to our Islander artists!
View the gallery of award winning GISH art here.