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RRHS Students Earn 41 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
March 27, 2024

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River High School students combined to earn 41 awards in the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards regional contest. The group combined to receive eight Gold Awards, 14 Silver Awards and 19 Honorable Mention Awards. All Gold Key winners move on to national judging. 
Listed below are the award winners from RRHS.
Gold Key Award
Shea Alexander (Art, Treehouse, Digital Art)
William Gesci (Art, Daniel Woke Up, Film & Animation)
Marcos Hernandez (Art, Drooping Petal, Photography)
Marcos Hernandez (Art, Within the Mist, Photography)
Zoe Satayathum (Art, Dolls, Drawing & Illustration)
Flint Slankard (Art, Midnight Snack, Painting)
Beatrix Stickney (Writing, Butterflies, Poetry)
Beatrix Stickney (Writing, Healthy Dose of Nonsense, Poetry)
Silver Key Award
Shea Alexander (Art, Brush it Once Like That for Me, Digital Art)
Shea Alexander (Art, Hardships & Enjoyments, Portfolio)
Sydney Allen (Art, Clarinet, Painting)
William Gecsi (Art, The Orange of Our Lives, Film & Animation)
El Hammarlund (Art, Two Sides to Every Coin, Photography)
Marcos Hernandez (Art, Dewey Dunes, Photography)
Caroline Kelly (Art, More than just skeletons in the closet, Digital Art)
Allyson McElroy (Art, Ghost Portrait, Photography)
Kai Molenaar (Art, Penguins, Digital Art)
Zoe Satayathum (Art, Greed, Drawing & Illustration)
Flint Slankard (Art, Self Portrait with Mourning Dove, Painting)
Beatrix Stickney (Writing, Breathless, Poetry)
Beatrix Stickney (Writing, Memory of Light, Poetry)
Ava Vanderplough (Art, Women in Power, Mixed Media)
Honorable Mention Award
Shea Alexander (Art, The Garden, Painting)
Sydney Allen (Art, A Peaceful Path, Painting)
Sydney Allen (Art, Internal Outrage, Drawing & Illustration)
Jordyn Belko (Writing, Only Fools Fear Insignificance, Short Story)
Sienna DeMooy (Art, Graphite Shoe Drawing, Drawing & Illustration)
El Hammarlund (Art, Reflections, Photography)
Melanie Harmath (Art, Of A Scale, Painting)
Marcos Hernandez (Art, In the Crack, Photography)
Emma Ionescu (Art, Euphonious, Digital Art)
Caroline Kelly (Art, Lost at sea, Painting)
Mia Lange (Art, Eliza, Drawing & Illustration)
Zoe Satayathum (Art, Boredom, Painting)
Asher Shopp (Writing, Dear Dad, Poetry)
Asher Shopp (Writing, The story of Myra Greenburg, Short Story)
Avery Skerritt (Art, Sports Portrait, Photography)
Beatrix Stickney (Writing, Feathered Omens, Short Story)
Beatrix Stickney (Writing, Just a Taste, Science Fiction & Fantasy)
Beatrix Stickney (Writing, The Ekho, Novel Writing)
Kelly Walsh (Art, Pink bathroom, 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.