The Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony for the Willamette Valley Region was Saturday, March 16. All Gold Key winning students were honored at the event, receiving their gold key pins and certificates at LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus. There were also some special awards handed out, which some of our students received:
- All our 9th-11th grade Gold Key students are receiving a $250 or $400 scholarship to Pacific Northwest College of Art’s pre-college summer program.
- Our 3 seniors who received Gold Key Portfolios — Geneva Mellison, Jenna Thomas, and Ahni Washburn — received scholarships to attend PNCA for $5,000/yr for 4 years totaling $20,000.
- Also, the Creative Metal Arts Guild in Portland has given Ahni a one-year student membership to the guild for her Jewelry Portfolio, and has invited her to participate in their Spring Show this April at the Oregon Convention Center.
- Last week national medalists were also announced, and Leigh Heward received a National Silver Medal for her self-portrait drawing.
The winning work will be on display through Thursday of this week at the LaSells Stewart Center. There are also photos posted on our art department Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/westalbanyart/
We are so proud of these students!