LHS Artists Honored As Best In Region

Senior Bram Myers' Gold Key award-winning piece, "Diplomat: October 15 at Bela Dubby."

Once again, Lakewood City Schools has a good number of young artists that have been recognized for their artistic talent in the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards national competition. Three Lakewood High students were honored with the top award - Gold Key Winner - in the Cuyahoga County Region and will have their artwork judged on the national level next month. One of those Gold Key Winners, Elizabeth Taucher also was selected as one of only five artists in the region named a American Vision & Voice Nominee for her “best of show” Film and Animation piece, “Sydney the Giraffe” (view on YouTube at http://tinyurl.com/7pm3uuv).

Each year more than 77,000 students in grades 7-12 participate in the Scholastic competition. The process begins across the country as young artist and writers submit more than 100,000 creative works of art and writing in 28 categories to a network of regional affiliates that locally present the awards. Panelists of experts in their field look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

The most outstanding works of art and writing from each region are forwarded to New York City to be judged with the best in the nation. This year’s Regional winners are currently hanging in the Art Gallery at the Cleveland Institute of Art located at University Circle. The artwork will be on display until Febbruary 4. 

Congratulations to all of the Lakewood High's 2012 Scholastic Art winners:

Gold Key Winners:

  • Allie Mattis for her mixed media piece entitled, "Turtle"
  • Bram Myers for his design piece entitled "Diplomat: October 15 at The Bela Dubby"
  • Elizabeth Taucher for her Film and Animation entitled, "Sydney the Giraffe"

Honorable Mentions:

Jessica Balmer, Jacob Corder, Molly Loder, Nicole Matthews (West Shore Career-Tech), Clayton Overcasher, Michael Todaro, Emily Trautmann

The Scholastic Awards were founded in 1923 to offer recognition and scholarships for talented students and have made available more than $25 million in awards and scholarships since then.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 8:09 PM, 01.24.2012