Kiel High School students have been selected to be included in a special Scholastic Art Awards exhibition in Milwaukee.
Scheduled for Feb. 4 through March 19, the Wisconsin exhibition will be showcased at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
A total of eight Kiel High School students had art work submissions compete with 1,500 student entries statewide. Three of Kiel’s students earned distinct honors.
Kiel High School Visual Arts Department students who competed in the 2016-’17 Scholastic Art & Writing competition and have earned the honor of recognition include seniors Grace Wallstead, Hanna Kabat, Kasey Staehler, Brianna Schuh, and juniors Desiree Erdmann and Jessica Runge.
Kiel High School freshman Lauren Libke and senior Paige Teske earned special recognition for their artwork submissions to the competition. Libke earned a Silver Key for one submission and an honorable mention for a second piece of art. Teske received an honorable mention for her entry. As a Silver Key award winner, Libke’s artwork will be on display at the Milwaukee Art Museum from Feb. 4 through March 19.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is celebrating its 93rd anniversary during 2016-’17. The awards are the nation’s longest running, most prestigious recognition for creative students.
Public, private, or home-schooled students in grades seven through 12 can apply in 29 categories of art and writing for a chance to earn scholarships and to have their works exhibited or published.
Entries earning top honors, known as Gold Key Awards, move on to the national level of competition where the best works in the nation contend for 16 $10,000 scholarships and a number of $1,000 scholarships.
Kiel Visual Art Department staff invite residents to visit the display to view and support Libke’s honored artwork.