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High school artists accorded honors

Area high school artists were recently honored at the 41st annual NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101 high school art show.

East Valley High School’s Haley Madison won first place, the Judge’s Choice and the Superintendent’s Choice for her painting “In the Eyes of Captivity.”

Other EV artists recognized for their artwork are Claire McMichael, first place for “The World Through My Eye;” Shalyn Stack, first place and staff choice – NEWESD for “Discovery of Nature”; and Kaitlyn Saibe, third place for “My Perception.”

Cheney artists are: Kaylie Allen, first place for “Turken”; Jessica Emert, second place for his untitled piece; Irina Nazar, second place for “Embrace the Day”; Johanna Sherman, second place for “Between the Cracks”; Mariah Brenton, third place for “Wish Not Taken”; and Brandon Norton, third place for “The Nose Knows.”

Shadle Park artists are: Danni Grinnell, second place for “Misty Mountain Morning”; Mariah Johnson, second place for “Playful Cat, Jack”; and Aalyah Lopez, third place for her “Self Portrait.”

Honorable mentions were awarded to Jennifer Roberts, Lewis and Clark, for “Jagged Edges”; Eden Arnold, Ferris, for “Bloom”; Bryce Dumais, Gonzaga Prep, for “Field Pathway”; Alex Burlanov, Spokane Valley Learning Academy, “My Dream on Paper”; and by Hannah Johnson, Deer Park, for “Westin and Hannah.” Newtech Skill Center artists are: Brody Nadeau, receiving the Avista Award for “Center of Attention,” and Racheal Parker, given an honorable mention for “Tunnel of Light.”

Mt. Spokane artists are: Lexi Marquez, given the Platinum Award for “Skull in The Gas Mask,” and Kayla Watts, first place for “Octopus.”

Mead artists are: Elena Vanetti, first place and Judge’s Choice for her “Self Portrait”; Michael Anwar, first place for “Fence into the Midst”; and Mary Fredericks, third place and Judge’s Choice for “Lost at Sea.”

CV artists are: Connor Olson, first place for “The Patriarch”; Natalie Harrington, second place for “Eyes of a Feather”; Mara Orenstein, third place for “Identity Crisis”; and Jaimie Smith, third place for “Peaceful Japanese Lantern.”

University’s Cassey Scofield received second place and Judge’s Choice for “Jack’s Heart” and Sarah King, Freeman High School, was awarded second place for “Depth of a Tiger’s Gaze.”

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