Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

February 28, 2014

OA students receive art awards

The Batesville Herald-Tribune

---- — Oldenburg Academy students recently took several top honors in the regional Scholastic Art Awards competition, reports art teacher Beverly Wilson.

The highest distinction in the competition is the Gold Key award followed by the Silver Key award. In addition to the individual entries, seniors may submit portfolios.

Luke Hammoor’s portfolio was one of 15 chosen from the region. In individual categories, he received two Gold Keys. Other OA students receiving awards included Josh Hollingsworth, Gold Key and honorable mention, and Pamela Chen, two Silver Keys. In addition, Meredith Zitnick, Kirsten Ricke, Mary Brunsman and Elizabeth Schulte received honorable mentions.

The award-winning pieces are on display in the Rivercenter Building, Covington, Ky. Portfolio nominees and Gold Key winners will have their work sent to New York City for the national competition.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have an impressive legacy dating back to 1923. Over the years, the awards have grown to become the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S. and the nation’s largest source of scholarships for creative young artists and writers. A noteworthy roster of past winners includes Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King and John Updike.