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OHS Artists Recognized in Multiple Competitions

Posted Date: 04/11/2024

OHS Artists Recognized in Multiple Competitions

Scholastic Art Competition

Dozens of Orange High School student artists recently received top honors in the prestigious 2024 Scholastic Art Competition. OHS and Excel Tecc students earned a combined 12 Gold Key Awards, 16 Silver Key Awards, and 20 Honorable Mentions in the regional and national Scholastic Art Competition recognizing students with exceptional artistic talent. 

OHS students named Gold Key Winners were Courtney Alexander, Kynnade Bates, Onesti Grant, Donlevy Hughes, Sarah Korland, Bex Loebl (2), Alex Pomeranets, Sasha Ponsky, Noah Reichek, and Mallory Sesnowitz (2).  OHS students named Silver Key Winners were Nita Akhobadze, Leila Claypool, Dolceanna Crosby, Onesti Grant, Jaylen Greer, Donlevy Hughes, Dakota Jones, Sarah Korland (2), Bex Loebl, Sofia Saab, Mallory Sesnowitz (2), Olivia Ullner, and Lauren Young (2). OHS students earning Honorable Mentions were Jack Arch, Reese Balding, Rashaaud Barnes, Kynnade Bates, Simon Claypool, Nash Cook, Zak Goodman, Gavin Harmon, Giada Klisovic, Sarah Korland, Yoonwook Kwon, Bex Loebl (2), Clark Patterson, Ezra Rozic (2), Mallory Sesnowitz, Zachary Slay, Christian Smith, and Kassidy Toohig.

The Awards give students opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Projects included art portfolios, ceramics and glass, photography, drawing & illustration, painting, and digital art. Last year more than 300,000 original works in 28 different categories were entered in competition.

Governor's Art Show

Orange High School student artists recently had 12 pieces recognized regionally in the Ohio Governor's Show with two pieces selected for the State Show. The OHS artwork headed to the state competition were created by Sarah Korland for Drawing and Sofia Saab for Mixed Media. Also, recognized in the Governor's Cameo Display was Kaylee Roy in Digital Media and Computer Art in Excel TECC. Regional recognition went to Leila Claypool, Sasha Ponsky, Mallory Sesnowitz, Lucas Shell, Olivia Ullner, Lauren Young, Onesti Grant, Grant Harmon, and Kaylee Roy.

Beachwood Arts Council Juried Show

Several Orange High School student artists were recently recognized in the Beachwood Arts Council Juried Show. They are Zach Goodman in mixed media, Leila Claypool in mixed media, Courtney Alexander in ceramics, and Mallory Sesnowitz in photography.