WHS students' art recognized
Two Westlake High School students’ creative works are being recognized at the state and national level.
WHS senior Liv Adkins’ poem “Religion” won a National Gold Medal in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. She will attend The National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City in June. About 350,000 works of art and writing were submitted by students in grades 7-12. Receiving a National Medal places Liv within the top 1 percent of all submissions.
“Religion” previously won a Gold Key Writing Award and an American Voices Medal nomination, the highest regional honor. It was selected as one of five regional “Best in Show” pieces that exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
Liv also had a piece of art, “Gutten og Trollet,” selected for inclusion in the 2018 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition, along with Jamie Novak’s piece “Strung Out.” Both pieces were previously recognized with regional Scholastic Gold Key awards in the Cuyahoga County Region. They are among 300 works of art from 9-12 students selected from more than 11,000 entries for inclusion in the exhibition.
Liv and Jamie will be recognized in April at The Riffe Center, Capitol Theatre, in Columbus for the Governor’s awards. Their artwork will be on display in the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower through May 17.