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Spotlight on the arts: Local high school artists honored in national competition

Student artists from Manchester, Northfield and Wabash High Schools received honors during the recent Scholastic Art and Writing Awards contest.

The event was judged at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. The contest is a national awards program, raising awareness for the arts and supporting young artists through scholarships, exhibitions and positive recognition.

It is considered the most prestigious awards program available to junior high and high school students, and has been running since 1923.

In the Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio region, 1,410 works of art were submitted and 417 of them received a Gold Key, Silver Key or Honorable Mention. Gold Key entries are automatically considered for national awards during judging in New York City.

The following Manchester students were winners this year:

Gold Key Winner: Ainsley West.

Silver Key Winners: Lilianna and Jade Michel. 

Posted on 2021 Jan 19