LHS/West Shore Students Earn Top Regional Art Awards

Nola artwork

One of Nola Williams-Riseng's six Gold Key pieces. This one is titled "Recollections."

Congratulations to our students from Lakewood High School and the West Shore Career-Tech Media Art & Design program who won highest honors among the 25 awards earned in the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards regional competition held in December. LHS and West Shore students won six Gold Keys, the highest honor given, including four by senior Nola Williams-Riseng.

Lakewood students were also well-represented at the Silver Key and Honorable Mention levels. Lakewood students won eight Silver Keys, including two by junior Inga Wilhelmy. Ten students earned Honorable Mention designations for their art.

Among Nola's four Gold Keys, one was awarded in the Art Portfolio category, which entails a series of six distinct works that communicate a single cohesive idea. Other Gold Key winners are sophomores Bee Rohrs and Lila Wright. Gold Key winners move on to be judged at the national level of the 96-year-old competition. 

The Cleveland Institute of Art hosts the regional competition that recognizes creative achievement in 7-12 grade students in Northeast Ohio. The young artists compete for cash prizes, medals, and scholarship awards. A panel of local professional artists, art educators, writers, and writing educators jury the exhibit and select the awarded pieces from nearly 3,000 entries.

This year’s regional winners will be honored at a virtual awards ceremony on January 30, 2021. The regional winners will be displayed in an online exhibit. Congratulations to all the winners and their teachers Dayna Hansen, Annie McQuay, Arline Olear, and Kari Sanford.

Gold Key Winners: 
Bee Rohrs, Painting. 
Lila Wright, Drawing & Illustration
Nola Williams-Riseng (4), Drawing & Illustration, Painting (2), Art Portfolio

Silver Key Winners:
Cameron Krizman, Design
Nicholas Mariani, Painting
Willow Rosser, Digital Art
Gabby Toms, Design
Inga Wilhelmy (2), Drawing & Illustration, Mixed Media
Lila Wright, Drawing & Illustration

Honorable Mention:
Gaby Bush, Design
Aine Fagan, Drawing & Illustration
Amalija Marich, Drawing & Illustration
Helen Roche, Drawing & Illustration
Gabby Toms, Comic Art
Audrey Warren, Drawing & Illustration
Hayley Welsh, Drawing & Illustration
Inga Wilhelmy, Drawing & Illustration
Nola Williams-Riseng, Editorial Cartoon

More Gold Key images:

Nola artwork Nola artwork 2
By Nola Williams-Riseng

Bee Rohrs work

By Bee Rohrs

Lila Wright piece

By Lila Wright

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