Strong showing for Bay High students in Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Bay High School students took away 12 Gold Key, 15 Silver Key, and 23 Honorable Mention awards in the 2018 Cuyahoga County Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Gold Key winners will be forwarded to New York for judging at the national level.
Seven Gold Keys in the Art category go to four Bay High seniors: Maria DiLallo (paintings, “The Little Things” and “Family Is Not Always Blood”), Celia Reid (photography, “Desertion”), Amelia Robinson (painting, “Flash”) and Megan Sjoquist (comic art, “Citywalkers”; drawing and illustration, “Paper Monsters”; and art portfolio “Full of Life”).
Five Gold Keys in the Writing category go to four Bay High seniors: Carlen Goebel (short story, “Solitary Confinement"), Emma Legeay (poetry, “Ms. Plath”), Sara Sirignano (poetry, “My Middle School Journal”) and Roman Vatolin (poetry, “Normalcy With Chaos"); and sophomore Elizabeth Holup (flash fiction, “Anatomy of Our Mothers”).
Twelve Silver Keys in the Art category go to seniors Abby Coe (paintings, “The Race” and “For My Mom”), Maria DiLallo (paintings, “The Side of Jamaica You Can’t See” and “Yeah Mon!”), Audrey Goebel (painting, “San Francisco"), Christine O’Hare (photography, “Chipped Away”), Celia Reid (photography, “Into the Wild”), Amelia Robinson (painting, “Bones”) and Megan Sjoquist (drawing and illustration, “Death Be of The King” and sculpture, “Fear”); and junior Jenna Goff (painting, “Human Architecture” and drawing and illustration, “Just Playing”).
Three Silver Keys in the Writing category go to senior Chloe Roberts (writing portfolio, “In My Voice: A Collection of Works”), junior Maggie Allan (poetry, “Only Silence”) and sophomore Elizabeth Holup (flash fiction, “Ode to Online Dating”).
Fourteen Honorable Mention awards in the Art category are awarded to seniors Maria DiLallo (painting, “Thirsty for Hope”), Audrey Goebel (painting, “Spring”), Allison Maust (painting, “Montana Mountains”), Celia Reid (photography, “Abandoned Cleveland”), Amelia Robinson (painting, “Hand”), Megan Sjoquist (painting, “Spark”), Brynna Sooy (ceramics & glass, “Demons”; paintings, “Self Portrait” and “Beach Day”) and Tera Vangelos (film & animation, “The Lost Soul); and juniors Jenna Goff (painting, “This Is My Dog Isis” and comic art, “Racket and Jimmy Comic”), Lauren McClure (ceramics & glass, “Rat Butt”) and Brynee Ramella (photography, “Blossom”).
Nine Honorable Mention awards in the Writing category are awarded to seniors Bennett Andrassy (poetry, “DON”), Jackie Melaragno (poetry, “Silly Me”), Sara Sirignano (poetry, “Rapid Thoughts From A Girl With Half Her Face Paralyzed”) and Arabelle Skelly (poetry, “World of Error”); juniors Maggie Allan (flash fiction, “Parallels”), Anne Beckwith (poetry, “Home”); and sophomores Elizabeth Holup (poetry, “The Spot”), Audrey Ray (short story, “Back Again”) and Elisa Renerts (flash fiction, “Matches”).
The Bay High student award teachers of record are art instructors Cherie Bauer, Gregory Hildebrandt and Thomas Schemrich; and English instructors Erin Beirne, Colleen Lanning and Kristen Srsen Kenney.
These regional winners will have their work exhibited at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Reinberger Gallery, through Feb. 2. 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.
A slideshow of Gold Key and Silver Key awards can be found at: bit.ly/BayHighScholasticArtWritingAwards2018.
Director of Communications for the Bay Village City School District