Bay Village Schools announces Scholastic Awards
Bay High School is proud to announce that 36 students were recently recognized in the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. Of those students, nine received Gold Key awards, 12 received Silver Key awards and 16 received Honorable Mentions. The Gold Key award is the highest honor of distinction in this annual competition, coordinated and judged by faculty from Cleveland Institute of Art. Gold Key winners move on to national judging.
Senior Sarah Hardebeck received three Gold Keys in Photography; Sophomore Kristina Laraway received two Gold Keys in Photography; Senior Elizabeth Varis received a Gold Key in Painting; and Senior Kayla Poling received a Gold Key in Sculpture.
Art submissions were entered into the competition by Bay High School Art Department faculty Greg Hildebrandt, Grace Outcalt and Thomas Schemrich, art department chairperson.
“The amount of talent within this group is exceptional,” said Schemrich. “I have no doubt that many of these students will go on to successfully pursue art careers in college and beyond.”
Senior Kendall Thomas received two Gold Keys, one in the Short Story category, and one for her Writing Portfolio. Junior Carli Mendelow received a Gold Key in Poetry.
Writing submissions were entered into the competition by Bay High School English Department faculty Erin Beirne and Kristen Srsen Kenney.
“These awards are an exciting highlight during a challenging year,” said Dr. Beatriz Bishop, chairperson of the Bay High School English Department. “We are proud of our talented students for their hard work.”
Below is a complete list of Bay High School’s award-winning Art students:
Brook Brewer, painting, honorable mention; Elizabeth Carney, photography, honorable mention, and drawing & illustration, honorable mention; Emilia Gulley, painting, silver key; Sarah Hardebeck, photography, 3 Gold Keys and 1 Silver Key; Angelica Jameson, painting, Silver Key; Anya Krumbine, painting, Silver Key, and digital art, 1 Silver Key and 1 honorable mention; Kristina Laraway, photography, 2 Gold Keys and 1 Silver Key; Kayla Poling, sculpture, 1 Gold Key and 1 honorable mention; Sarah Puterbaugh, photography, 1 Silver Key and 1 honorable mention; Emma Spirollari, photography, 2 Silver Keys; Elizabeth Varis, painting, 1 Gold Key, 1 Silver Key and 5 honorable mentions, digital art, 1 Silver Key and 1 honorable mention, and art portfolio, 1 honorable mention; and Masha Waiss, painting, honorable mention.
Below is a complete list of Bay High School’s award-winning Writing students:
Sarah Haymond, personal essay & memoir, honorable mention; Carli Mendelow, personal essay & memoir, 1 Silver Key, and poetry, 1 Gold Key; Chloe Rickson, poetry, honorable mention; and Kendall Thomas, short story, 1 Gold Key, and writing portfolio, 1 Gold Key.
Karen Uthe Semancik
Karen Uthe Semancik is the communications director for Bay Village Schools.