Bay students win dozens of awards in Regional Scholastic Art & Writing competition

Gold Key winners from Bay High (left-to-right): Bay High seniors Alexandra Hoffman and Mia Russell; juniors Abby Coe, Danielle Cooke, Maria DiLallo, Allie Maust, and Christine O’Hare; sophomore Olivia Reed; from Bay Middle School (inset), eighth-grader Kayla Poling. Gold Key art moves on to New York City for judging at the national level.

Top awards in visual arts and writing, 41 in all, went to Bay High School and Bay Middle School students in the 2017 Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition for Cuyahoga County taking place at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Nine Gold Key awards in visual arts, 10 Silver Key awards in visual arts and three Silver Key awards in writing, and 13 Honorable Mention awards in visual arts along with six Honorable Mention awards in writing, were amassed by Bay Village Schools students for their work from the 2015-16 academic year.

Winning Gold Key Awards in visual arts are Bay High seniors Alexandra Hoffman (ceramics and glass, "Cubed") and Mia Russell (painting, "Identity"); juniors Abby Coe (painting, self portrait), Danielle Cooke (painting, self portrait), Maria DiLallo (painting, "Javari"), Allie Maust (painting, "Monochromatic Appliances"), and Christine O’Hare (photography, "Abandoned Ohio"); sophomore Olivia Reed (painting, "Oscar"); and eighth-grader Kayla Poling (printmaking, "Other Side of the Road"). Gold Key art moves on to New York City for judging at the national level.

Silver Key Award winners for visual art are Bay High senior Maddie Schwartz (sculpture, "Nevermore"); juniors Abby Coe (painting, "Sunflowers"), Allie Maust (paintings "Lake Erie" and "Lily"), Christine O’Hare (paintings, "Oregon Coast" and "Into the Light," and photography, "Abandoned Cleveland"), Emma Ward (painting, "Still"); sophomore Makialani Kanewa (ceramics and glass, "Tea At The Pond") and a jointly-produced work by seniors Reilly Gorby and Salem Stacey along with junior Emma Legeay (film & animation, "Colors"). Silver Key Awards for writing went to Bay High junior Carlen Goebel (short story, "Until," and poem, "Pieces") and sophomore Maggie Allan (short story, "Rictus").

Honorable Mention awards for visual art go to Bay High seniors Rhys Miller (ceramics and glass, "Wire Mask"), Zoe Miller (photography, "Tarot Cards"), Lila Robinson (ceramics and glass, "Depptych and Two-Faced Gemini"), Mia Russell (painting, "Lion Pride"), and Maddie Schwartz (sculpture, "Technology Take Over"); juniors Abby Coe (painting, "Arches"), Danielle Cooke (painting, "Majesty"), Allie Maust (painting, "Track"), Christine O’Hare (photography, "Abandoned Inn"), Brynna Sooy (painting, "Troubled"); sophomore Kolby Johnston (ceramics and glass, "Up With High Heels"); and freshman Elisa Renerts (painting, "Mikus"). Honorable Mention awards for writing went to Bay High senior Lacey Medlyn (flash fiction, "Dandelion Refugees"); juniors Chloe Roberts (poetry, "Infatuation") and Sarah Southerington (flash fiction, "Field of Memories"); sophomores Lauren Jensen (short story, "To Fly"), Ann Marie McAvinue (short story, "She’s My Girlfriend") and Maximillian Schell (critical essay, "Stand With Standing Rock: How The First Amendment Has Been Violated In The Name Of Oil").

Bay High art instructors Cherie Bauer and Thomas Schemrich, Bay Middle School art instructor Gloria Wilder, and Bay High English instructors Erin Beirne, Colleen Lanning, Phillip Slanina and Kristen Srsen are instructors of record with the winning submissions.

The awards demonstrate the highest levels of achievement in originality, personal voice, and technical skills. Winners and the regional level were selected from more than 3,000 art and writing submissions from students in grades 7-12 throughout Cuyahoga County.

Karen Derby

Director of Communications for the Bay Village City School District

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 9:49 AM, 02.07.2017