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Part of Kansas Art Awards exhibit in Wichita

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Back: Brendan Roos and Matt Finely; front: Drew O’Mara and Jordan Metz (Not pictured: Noah East, Brandon Sparka)

Six Emporia High School students have received awards for artwork submitted to the Scholastic Art Awards program.

Art Department Chair Josh Pavlik announced these awards:  Drew O’Mara, two Silver Key Awards for ceramics and glass; Brendan Roos, Silver Key Award for sculpture; Noah East, honorable mention for jewelry; Matt Finley, honorable mention for painting; Jordan Metz, honorable mention for clothing; and Brandon Sperka, honorable mention for ceramics.

The students were recognized Wednesday in the library at Emporia High School.

Their work is included in the Scholastic Art Awards exhibit at the Wichita Center for the Arts now through March 6.An open house is scheduled from 1 – 5 p.m. March 7 for Silver Key and Honorable Mention Award Winners. Gallery hours are 1 – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday and admissions is free.

The students are enrolled in courses taught by Josh Pavlik, David Mai, Grant Charpentier, Rebecca Hamman-Hernandez and Lynette Yevak.

The Scholastic Art Awards is open to all students in seventh to twelfth grade from 70 Kansas counties. The Scholastic Art Awards is the largest and longest running recognition program for young people in the United States.

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