MLWGS has done extremely well and in the Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition. This year, our students won a total of 31 awards. The portfolio awards recognize seniors who have created outstanding bodies of work. Joseph Martin was awarded a Gold Key for his photography portfolio while Jennifer Hynson and Erik Tsow each received a sliver key for their collections of photographic work. In the individual category, special recognition goes to Lucy Dacus who received two gold keys and one silver key for her photographs. Additionally, one of these images was nominated for the American Visions Award, the highest honor that a single work can receive and one of only five selected from over 1,300 pieces of work. Jennifer Hynson also received an individual gold for her drawing and a sliver for her sculpture. Selena Kitchens, Jack Miller, and Mary Sader received silver keys for their mixed media, sculpture and film pieces, respectively. All gold key work advances to the National Scholastic Art Awards competition.
In addition to student success, photography teacher Georgianne Stinnett was honored as a teacher with the most gold and silver key winners in the region.