FHHS Visual Art Students Win Big

Posted April 30, 2019 at 10:10 am by

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Fri­day Har­bor High School art stu­dents dom­i­nat­ed the North­west Edu­ca­tion­al Ser­vice Dis­trict 189 Region­al Art Com­pe­ti­tion in Ana­cortes. Dur­ing the awards cer­e­mo­ny on Fri­day March 15th our stu­dents won 4 out of the 8 top awards, and earned $4,000 in art schol­ar­ships. Win­ning half of the total awards in our dis­trict is impres­sive con­sid­er­ing our stu­dents have to com­pete against 4A schools who are much larg­er and allowed to enter more pieces.

(Direct­ly from OSPI’s web­site) The Super­in­ten­den­t’s High School Art Show is an annu­al event co-host­ed by OSPI and the Wash­ing­ton Art Edu­ca­tion Asso­ci­a­tion (WAEA). High school stu­dents from all nine of the state’s edu­ca­tion­al ser­vice dis­tricts (ESDs) par­tic­i­pate in this artis­tic cel­e­bra­tion each year. The final­ists from these region­al ESD shows are invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate in the Super­in­ten­den­t’s High School Art Show.

Out of the four stu­dents who entered art­work three stu­dents were award­ed schol­ar­ships. Soma Andrews received $2,000, and Anna­marie Thomas and Lucas Cheva­lier both received $1,000 schol­ar­ships. Their work moves onto The Superintendent’s High School Art Show in Olympia were they will com­pete against the region­al win­ners from the entire state.

In addi­tion to the NWESD Region­al High School Art Com­pe­ti­tion two FHHS stu­dents won Sil­ver Awards at the Wash­ing­ton State’s Scholas­tic Art and Writ­ing Com­pe­ti­tion. Soma Andrews and Katie Place attend­ed the awards cer­e­mo­ny with their fam­i­lies at Cor­nish Col­lege of the Arts in Seat­tle. Their art was on dis­play in the gallery along with oth­er award win­ning pieces. 

Andrew Ander­son, FHHS Visu­al Art instruc­tor, stat­ed “I’m extreme­ly proud of our young artists and the amaz­ing images they cre­ate. Their hard work and ded­i­ca­tion has earned them the dis­tinc­tion of being among the top high school artists in Wash­ing­ton State. I am con­fi­dent they will do well at the state com­pe­ti­tion in Olympia.”

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