High School Artists Win Regional Art Awards

High School Artists Win Regional Art Awards

Richland and Hanford high school students showed their talents with everything from acrylic and metal to gemstones and glazed tile in the 47th annual Educational Service District 123 Regional High School Art Show. 

Nine pieces earned Judge’s Choice awards, qualifying them for the state Superintendent’s High School Art Show in May. Richland High student Jarom Pratt earned a Judge’s Choice award for one of his pieces and the Superintendent’s Choice award from Superintendent Dr. Rick Schulte for another.

Two other Judge’s Choice winners, Hanford High’s Kendra Keller and Richland High’s Ellie Marsh, received scholarships to Central Washington University for their pieces.

Five other artworks received Honorable Mention, which are awarded by teachers to their students.

Students from throughout the Tri-Cities and Mid-Columbia participate in the annual art show. Judge’s Choice winners will be on display at the ESD 123 offices in Pasco from March 9 through April 10 before being sent to the state show in Olympia.

 

Hanford High School

Judge’s Choice

  • Faith Brown, “Autumn Dream,” wood stump, sheet metal, resin, wire, beads
  • Jayden Allcock, “Light The Way,” pencil
  • Kendra Keller, “Introspection,” pen and ink
  • Ryan Collins, “Life On The Rock,” brass, sterling silver, shell, hematite, rose quartz

Honorable Mention

  • Halle Anne Hackworth, “Eye Of An Ember,” sterling silver, brass, assorted cubic zirconia, ametrine stone
  • Meredith Shaffer, “Escape,” acrylic

 

Richland High School

Superintendent’s Choice

  • Jarom Pratt, “A City In Nature,” tile, natural stone

Judge’s Choice

  • Ellie Marsh, “Drip Drop,” watercolor
  • Jarom Pratt, “Gradient Mountainscape,” glazed ceramic tile
  • Kano Sanchez, “Sheepish,” oil pastels
  • Kenda Shuman, “Endangered Koalas,” collage
  • Kenda Shuman, “Sea Turtle,” collage

Honorable Mention

  • Brianna Simpson, “Reflection,” pastel
  • Geenadie Rathnayake, “Light In The Darkness,” photography
  • Maddy Hammons, “Army of Sunflowers,” glazed ceramic tile