OHS Students Excel in Language Expression
Six Orange High School students were recently declared winners of the Cleveland Clinic eXpressions™ Language Awards for outstanding work in arts and literature. OHS student Evan Hsi received the Best in Show award out of 1000 entries from around the state. Hsi had the opportunity to read his story at an awards ceremony at the Cleveland Museum of Art in front of fellow classmates, families, staff and community leaders.
Hsi was awarded a blue ribbon and Best in Show” for “Under the Radar”. OHS student Leah Hazen earned a red ribbon for “Sneezing Sally”. Receiving white ribbons were OHS students Alade Malik for “Tablets Rule!” and Juan Sanabria for “Minute of Eternity”. Receiving honorable mentions were OHS students Jeremy Bilfield for “A Senryu Collection: Molecular Cytogenetics” and Melissa Ma for “How I Said Goodbye”.
This year the Clinic received the most art and language submissions in the eight-year history of the program. As a result, this year’s competition was the biggest and toughest yet. An esteemed panel of professional writers and editors, medical researchers, language arts educators, and media professionals used four criteria to evaluate each art submission: interpretation, presentation, creativity, and initiative. The judges awarded four levels of special recognition for submissions. All of the award-winning submissions will be featured in the eXpressions™ catalogue, and will be displayed in the 2013 eXpressions™ Art and Language eXhibition.
Congratulations to all of our students on their achievements!!!