Art students honored in competition

Jennings County High School students in the Advanced Placement Studio Art class claimed nine honors in a national art competition, the Scholastic Art Awards.

“Scholastic is a national competition that awards and recognizes artists and writers for their work in a number of categories,” said artist and senior Courtney Drake.

She is enrolled in Karen Chilman’s AP Studio Art class. Students submitted their work in place of a traditional final exam at the end of the first semester.

“It helped to prepare me for what to expect when we submit our AP portfolios at the end of the year because the process is similar,” Drake said.

The school had four Key winners and five honorable mentions in the Scholastic competition. Junior Ashley Browning won a Gold Key and received two honorable mentions. Seniors Kamryn Castetter and Shelbie Stice, and junior Nathan Vogel each won a Silver Key. Honorable mentions were awarded to seniors Mikayla George, Asencion Ramirez and Brendan Sutton.

Jennings County High School has a talented group of individuals working hard to complete their portfolios as their end-of-the-year deadlines approach. It looks like their hard work, dedication and passion are paying off.