Bay Village Schools students win 69 Scholastic Arts awards

Bay High senior Thomas Shelton earned a Gold Key with "Wind."

Bay Village students in grades 7-12 garnered 12 first-place Gold Key awards, 14 second-place Silver Key awards, and 43 Honorable Mention awards from a field of nearly 2,100 entries in this year’s Cuyahoga County Regional Scholastic Arts competition. Gold Key winners will be judged at the national-level competition in New York City this spring.

Gold Key winners are Bay High seniors Elizabeth Auckley, Grace Harms, Thomas Shelton, Aubrey Theobald and Grace Veres (who won three Gold Key awards); Bay Middle School eighth-graders Adriana Chesterfield, Maria DiLallo, Daina Renerts, Anelise Seicean, and seventh-grader Luke Fortunato.

Silver Key winners are seniors Alyse Arko, Grace Harms, Mitchell Saine and Nick Weers; juniors Jeff Herz, Payton Lake and Claire Mercer; freshman Jack Karas; eighth-graders Siana Bennett, Rachel Chudzinski, Alex Fiorella and Ben Humphrey; and seventh-graders Gabby Mastromatteo and Lauren Matakovich.

Honorable Mention awards went to seniors Alyse Arko (2), Elizabeth Auckley (2), Aaron Campbell, Erin Carter, Kaitleen Foley, Hanna Heberlein, Mitchell Saine, Morgan Thompson, Elizabeth Veres, Grace Veres (2), and Nick Weers; juniors Mason Kuh (2), Claire Mercer, Piper Reddy, Natalie Rezek, Severn Sanders, Susan Shaw, Audrey Sullivan (3), Olivia Swasey, Lauren Uram (2), and Maddie Voiers; sophomore Moira Meehan; eighth-graders Ava Almquist, Cara Berlan, Danielle Cooke, Maria Dilallo, Brigid Janos, Matt Leamon, Allie Maust, Delaney McDonald, Kaitlyn Sheil and Alaina Sopa; and seventh-graders Kyela Evenhouse, Sydney Fox, Kit Hannum and London Phillips.

Students completed their winning art during the last school year; freshmen completed their work while at Bay Middle School. Bay Village Schools art instructors are Cherie Bauer, Denise Ross and Tom Schemrich (Bay High); Greg Leininger and Gloria Wilder (Bay Middle School); Debbie Sanson (Westerly Elementary); and Jama Jennings (Normandy Elementary). Many of this year's winning entries can be viewed at

Karen Derby

Director of Communications for the Bay Village City School District

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 10:16 AM, 01.21.2014