RHS students receive Scholastic Art Awards

Regional winners in the Scholastic Art Awards competition, (front, l–r) Rockford students Natasha Herrygers, Rita Snyder, Megan Knape, John Prussner; (middle) Andrea Blummer, Emily Noffsinger, Laura Todd, Dana Girolami, Monica Orange; (back) Zack Dominowski, Matt Rettinger, (missing: Jasmine Klunder), and their teachers Barb Kent, Lori Larson, and Judi Nyerges-Beaudoin, are to be recognized at a Kendall College of Art and Design ceremony at St. Cecelia’s Music Society on January 31.

Regional winners in the Scholastic Art Awards competition, (front, l–r) Rockford students Natasha Herrygers, Rita Snyder, Megan Knape, John Prussner; (middle) Andrea Blummer, Emily Noffsinger, Laura Todd, Dana Girolami, Monica Orange; (back) Zack Dominowski, Matt Rettinger, (missing: Jasmine Klunder), and their teachers Barb Kent, Lori Larson, and Judi Nyerges-Beaudoin, are to be recognized at a Kendall College of Art and Design ceremony at St. Cecelia’s Music Society on January 31.

Twelve students from Rockford will be recognized at Kendall College of Art and Design as regional winners in the prestigious Scholastic Art Awards competition on January 31, 2010. The ceremony will be held at St. Cecelia’s Music Society at 2:00 p.m. Awards will be presented as follows:

• Gold Key Awards: Megan Knape (clothing and textiles) and Matt Rettinger (ceramics and glass)

• Silver Key Awards: Zach Dominowski (cartoon/animation), Megan Knape (jewelry), Emily Noffsinger (photography), John Prussner (drawing), Rita Snyder (drawing), and Laura Todd (senior art portfolio)

• Honorable Mentions: Andrea Blumer (painting), Dana Girolami (digital art), Natasha Herrygers (ceramics and glass), Jasmine Klunder (digital art), Emily Noffsinger (painting), Monica Orange (drawing), and Matt Rettinger (senior art portfolio and sculpture)

Student artwork is on display at the Kendall College Art Gallery until the end of the month.

The Scholastic Art Awards are an annual juried competition open to seventh- through 12th-graders in the United States, Canada and U.S. territories. Past recipients of national prizes include actor-director Robert Redford, artist Andy Warhol, and other noteworthy people. This year the work of Megan Knape and Matt Rettinger will be representing Rockford High School in the National Competition held in New York.

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