Rocky River City Schools News Article

RRHS Students Combine to Win 20 Scholastic Art Awards

January 4, 2022

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Thirteen Rocky River High School (RRHS) students combined to earn 20 awards in the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards regional contest. The group combined to receive six Gold Awards, three Silver Awards and 11 Honorable Mention Awards. Gold Key winners move on to national judging. 


Listed below are the award winners from RRHS.


Gold Key Award

Grace Hubbard (handle with care, Photography)

Alyssa Krish (When we meet again, Photography)

Paige Kurtz (Reaching for hope, Photography)

Tara Maroon (Pizza guy, Painting)

Kaiya Mayich (Confrontation, Photography)

Annabelle O’Donnell (Moment By Moment, Photography)


Silver Key Award

Grace Hubbard (Rust Belt, Photography)

Elana Rouse (Closing Shift, Painting)

Caroline Sidoti (Still Life, Drawing & Illustration)


Honorable Mention Award

Shea Alexander (How to Spot a Deadly Mushroom, Digital Art)

Shea Alexander (Vision Board, Mixed Media)

Shea Alexander (Neighborhood Ghost, Mixed Media)

Shea Alexadner (still life, Painting)

Sophie Colister (Still Life, Painting)

Paige Kurtz (Being a kid, Photography)

Lucas Opdycke (OTHERSIDE, Photography)

Elana Rouse (Needle and Thread, Drawing and Illustration)

Audrey Slankard (Sill Life with Skull, Drawing and Illustration)

Audrey Slankard (Continuous Contour Self Portrait #1, Drawing and Illustration)

Zoey Washio (Skizzie Swimming, Painting)


Each year, the Cleveland Institute of Art hosts the Scholastic Art & Writing Competition to recognize creative achievement in area students in grades 7-12. The young artists and writers compete for cash prizes, medals, and scholarship awards. 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. Students who receive Gold Key Awards for individual works and portfolios continue to the national competition held each spring in New York City.

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