K12 Gallery & TEJAS is exhibiting 432 works by local students who won Miami Valley Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Categories include five students won American Visions awards, 90 students won Gold Key awards, 107 students won Silver Key awards and 230 were awarded honorable mention. The exhibit will remain open through Saturday, Feb. 23., 2019.
Photo: Amelia Robinson
Photo: Amelia Robinson

Record number of Dayton area kids make it to national competition

Dayton-area artists set a record this year, and they haven’t even graduated high school yet. 

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Sixty-one seventh- to 12th-grade students have been awarded Gold Key awards as part of the Miami Valley Regional Scholastic Art Awards, organizers said.

Of that, a record 39 students also have received national Gold Key awards. Silver awards have not been announced. 

Winners of national Gold Key and American Vision awards are automatically entered for national honors at the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards planned for Thursday, June 6, at New York’s Carnegie Hall. 

K12 Gallery & TEJAS is exhibiting 432 works by local students who won Miami Valley Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Categories include five students won American Visions awards, 90 students won Gold Key awards, 107 students won Silver Key awards and 230 were awarded honorable mention. The exhibit will remain open through Saturday, Feb. 23., 2019.
Photo: Amelia Robinson

A dozen local students received national Gold and Silver Key awards last year, said Rebecca Cantrell, K12 Gallery & TEJAS development and marketing director.

National Sliver Keys have not yet been announced. 

K12 Gallery & TEJAS  has been the regional host of a contest for 10 counties in the area for six years.

That so many local students have been recognized is due in part to the innovation in arts education here, Cantrell said. 

“This year has been amazing in the Miami Valley,” she said. “There are great things to showcase Miami Valley’s talent.” 

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On the regional level, Cantrell said 432 works were awarded merit. 

That includes five American Vision awards, 90 Gold Key awards, 107 Silver Key awards and 230 honorable mention awards.

The regional 2019 American Vision winners are: Breelyn Gay, an 11th grader at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton; Sheridan Manning, an 11th-grade home-school student from Greene County;  Abby Miller, an eighth-grader at Stivers; Ajaya Shelton, an 11th-grader at Stivers; and Keiona Williams, an 11th-grader at Stivers. 

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Four of those winners — Manning, Miller, Shelton and Williams — received national American Vision awards as well.  

K12 Gallery & TEJAS is exhibiting 432 works by local students who won Miami Valley Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Categories include five students won American Visions awards, 90 students won Gold Key awards, 107 students won Silver Key awards and 230 were awarded honorable mention. The exhibit will remain open through Saturday, Feb. 23., 2019.
Photo: Amelia Robinson

The complete list of winners can be found on K12’s website. 

Regional Gold Key winners are listed below. 

Several students won recognition for multiple pieces. 

More than 300 of the works are on view until Saturday, Feb. 23.

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K12 Gallery & TEJAS is exhibiting 432 works by local students who won Miami Valley Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Categories include five students won American Visions awards, 90 students won Gold Key awards, 107 students won Silver Key awards and 230 were awarded honorable mention. The exhibit will remain open through Saturday, Feb. 23., 2019.
Photo: Amelia Robinson

That evening, the Miami Valley Regional Scholastic Art Awards award ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the K12 Gallery/TEJAS, 341 S. Jefferson St. in downtown Dayton.

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For the regional competition, the art center received more than 1,450 student artwork submissions in 13 categories including painting, photography, drawing comic art, sculpture and ceramics.

Regional winners were chosen by a panel of local artists, educators and arts professionals that included Nicholaus ArnoldEdward CharneyMichael ConlanMitchell EismontAlyson Annette EshelmanErika B. HessCarrie LongleyGeno Luketic and Andy Snow.

K12 Gallery & TEJAS is exhibiting 432 works by local students who won Miami Valley Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Categories include five students won American Visions awards, 90 students won Gold Key awards, 107 students won Silver Key awards and 230 were awarded honorable mention. The exhibit will remain open through Saturday, Feb. 23., 2019.
Photo: Amelia Robinson

Regional Scholarship Arts Award Gold Key winners are as follows, with an asterisk denoting that a student also won a National Gold Key: 

* Amna Ahmed, 10th grade, Stivers; *Johnathan Arnold, eighth grade, Stivers;  Hailey Anderson, seventh grade,  Stivers;  Kemran Aydin, ninth grade, Stivers; Lexi Brewer, 10th grade, Valley View High School;  * Kevin Brun, 10th grade, Carroll High School; * Lauren Buck, eighth grade, Stivers; * Alexia Capurro, seventh grade, Stivers; * Andres Colon, ninth grade; Dayton Christian High School; * Zeth Combs, 11th grade, Stivers; Caleb Cox, 10th grade, Valley View; * Ali Cummins, 10th grade, Centerville High School; * Madison Davenport, 11th grade, Stivers;

K12 Gallery & TEJAS is exhibiting 432 works by local students who won Miami Valley Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Categories include five students won American Visions awards, 90 students won Gold Key awards, 107 students won Silver Key awards and 230 were awarded honorable mention. The exhibit will remain open through Saturday, Feb. 23., 2019.
Photo: Amelia Robinson

* Katelyn Duff, 11th grade, Valley View; * Caleb Earick, ninth grade, Stivers; * Raymond-James Farris, 12th grade, Dayton Regional Stem School; Aleshia Findley, 12th grade, Waynesville High School; Zanara Forney, 12th grade, Stivers; * Marie Gangloff, 12th grade, Stivers; Breelyn Gay, 11th grade, Stivers; *Joshua Henderson, 12th grade, Stivers; Andrew Jones, ninth grade, Stivers;  Dakota Joy,  12th grade, Stivers; Max Kaplan, 10th grade home-school student; Sabrina Kinsler, 10th grade, Stivers; * Olivia Koprowski, seventh grade, Stivers; * Caroline Krupa, 12th grade, Springboro High School; * Khadizha Kuchiyeva, 10th grade, Stivers; Devin Lawrence, 11th grade, Stivers 

K12 Gallery & TEJAS is exhibiting 432 works by local students who won Miami Valley Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Categories include five students won American Visions awards, 90 students won Gold Key awards, 107 students won Silver Key awards and 230 were awarded honorable mention. The exhibit will remain open through Saturday, Feb. 23., 2019.
Photo: Amelia Robinson

Miannah Lawrence, 12th grade, Stivers; Duane Lewis, 11th grade home-school student; Ella McDowell, eighth grade, Hadley E. Watts Middle School; Sheridan Manning, 11th grade home-school student; Nicole McBride, 12th grade, Stivers; Abbey Miller, eighth grade, Stivers; Mackenzie Moore, 12th grade, Stivers; Shelby Nuthman, ninth grade, Stivers; Kennede Oninku, 11th grade, Stivers; David Padrichelli, seventh grade, Stivers; 

 Elleana Papadis, 10th grade, Stivers; Olivia Patrick, 11th grade, Stivers; Anne Pheiffer, 10th grade, Valley View; 

Sydney Powers, 11th grade, Stivers;  Laura Price, 10th grade, Valley View; Sarah Rocha, 10th grade, Stivers; Penelope Rose, 12th grade, Stivers; * Yemazen Sellassie, 12th grade, Stivers; James Settingsgaard, eighth grade, Stivers

K12 Gallery & TEJAS is exhibiting 432 works by local students who won Miami Valley Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Categories include five students won American Visions awards, 90 students won Gold Key awards, 107 students won Silver Key awards and 230 were awarded honorable mention. The exhibit will remain open through Saturday, Feb. 23., 2019.
Photo: Amelia Robinson

 Ajaya Shelton, 11th grade, Stivers; Jackson Shillinglaw,12th grade, Stivers; Anicca Sivsov, ninth grade, Waynesville; Samuel Smith, 12th grade, Troy Christian High School; Chase Solberg, 12th grade, Miami Valley Career Technology Center; Reilly Stasienko, 12th grade, Miami Valley Career Technology Center; Kennede Thomas, 12th grade, Stivers; Veronica Torres, 10th grade, Centerville; Bryeille Twitty, 10th grade, Stivers; 

 Rachel Unger, 12th grade, Greenville High School; Keiona Williams, 11th grade, Stivers, *James Wright, ninth grade, Stivers; and Zhang  Xin Yu, 10th grade, Stivers.

K12 Gallery & TEJAS is exhibiting 432 works by local students who won Miami Valley Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Categories include five students won American Visions awards, 90 students won Gold Key awards, 107 students won Silver Key awards and 230 were awarded honorable mention. The exhibit will remain open through Saturday, Feb. 23., 2019.
Photo: Amelia Robinson

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