Congratulations are in order for 45 Pleasant Grove High School art students earning 85 awards for the western division of the 2020 National Scholastic Art Awards. And now, 18 of those works have advanced to the national level.

Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to host the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

In 2020, students submitted nearly 340,000 works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

Students receiving Gold Keys, Silver Keys, and Honorable Mentions are celebrated within their communities through local exhibitions and ceremonies. Gold Key works are then judged nationally by an impressive panel of creative–industry experts to receive National Medals, including Gold Medals, Silver Medals, American Voices & Visions Medals, Gold Medal and Silver with Distinction Portfolio Medals, and Special Achievement Awards. National Medalists are recognized in part at the national ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

These awards are the most prestigious awards in the country with well-known artists and writing alumni such as Andy Warhol, Stephen King, Sylvia Plath, Zac Posen, Robert Redford, and Lena Dunham.

The following students will be honored for their Western Region Awards in March:

SENIORS Mason Burrow- 2 Gold Keys, Two Silver Keys, Honorable Mention Matthew Ainger - 2 Gold Keys, 1 Silver Key, Honorable Mention Caitlyn Dyer- Gold Key, Honorable Mention Elizabeth Tye- Gold Key, 2 Silver Key, 2 Honorable Mentions Emma Sanderson- 2 Silver Keys, 2 Honorable Mention Daphne Sexson – Honorable Mention Corbin Shine- Silver Key Emma Beck – Silver Key Robert Branch – Silver Key & Honorable Mention William Estes - Honorable Mention Madison Ethridge – 2 Silver Keys, Honorable Mention Bladen Formes – Silver Key, Honorable Mention Simren Pokhrel- Silver Key, Honorable Mention Aubrey Oller- 2 Honorable Mention

JUNIORS Lexi Snyder- 2 Gold Key, Honorable Mention Jazmin Hever- Silver Key Kelsey Clark – Gold Key, Silver Key Carter Prewitt- Honorable Mention Harleigh O’Neal- 2 Honorable Mention Gracie Carr – 4 Honorable Mentions Sydney Williams- Gold Key, Honorable Mention Macey Wright- 2 Silver Keys Leslie Reyes – Honorable Mention

SOPHOMORES Gracie Kennedy- 2 Gold Keys, Silver Key, 2 Honorable Mentions Katie Cheatham – Gold Key, Silver Key Ellie Coker – Gold Key, Silver Key, Honorable Mention Hailey Epps- Gold Key, Silver Key Allyana Galvan- Honorable Mention Emma Jones- Honorable Mention Matthew Thomas- 2 Honorable Mention Ava Keys – 2 Honorable Mentions Logan Knowles- Silver Key, Honorable Mention Bridgette Lundy- Gold Key Zoe Sturgeon- 2 Honorable Mention Camrynn Parrish – Gold Key

FRESHMEN Erica Zofcin- Gold Key Emma Case – Honorable Mention Harleigh O’Neal- 2 Honorable Mention Ruby Rehkoph- Gold Key Elliot White- Honorable Mention Ciara Brookover – Honorable Mention Lily Buck – Honorable Mention Mark Bultemeier – Honorable Mention Madison Davis- Gold Key Addison Spencer- Silver Key

The Pleasant Grove High School Art Department is under the direction of Nicole Brisco and assisted by Melissa Manning.

Congratulations one and all and good luck to the 18 moving on.

PG High Art Students

In the photo above:

Front Row : Zoe Sturgeon, Kelsey Clark, Lilly Buck, Katie Cheatham, Macey Wright, Jazmin Hever, Ellie Tye, Emma Beck, Leslie Reyes, Erica Zofcin, Bridgette Lundy

Middle Row : Allyana Galvan, Ciara Brookover, Cassidy Rogers, Hailey Epps, Elliot White, Madison Ethridge, Simren Pokhrel, Aubrey Oller, Gracie Kennedy, Caitlyn Dyer, Ava Keyes, Addison Spencer, Lexi Snyder

Back Row : Ruby Rhekoph, Madison Davis, Matthew Thomas, Daphne Sexson, Gracie Carr, Emma Sanderson, Will Estes, Harleigh O’Neal, Braden Formed, Mason Burrow, Matthew Angier, Mark Bultemier

Not pictured: Emma Case, Carter Prewitt, Corbin Shine, Logan Knowles, Jay Branch, Ellie Coker, Sydney Williams, Camrynn Parrish

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