Cleveland's University School Posts Best Results Ever at 2014 Regional Scholastic Art Competition

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University School comes in second in the region, with 43 students receiving 10 gold keys, 20 silver keys, and 28 honorable mentions in the competition. This marks the third consecutive year that US has achieved such a strong representation at the event.

University School Art Award Winners

Gold key winner, Abe Zimmerman:"Two-faced self portrait"

Year after year, our students continue to win top awards in this competition. We are so proud of their achievements.

Cleveland's University School had its best year ever at the 2014 Regional Scholastic Art Awards Competition, with 43 students receiving 58 awards at the annual event. The school came in second in the region in total awards. This marks the third consecutive year that US has achieved such a strong representation at the competition.

University School students won 10 gold keys, 20 silver keys, and 28 honorable mentions. Gold key winners will move on to the next level to compete for the national awards in New York City in June.

Commenting on the students' achievements, Reinhold Friebertshauser, Chairman of the Upper School Art Department, said, "We are so proud of our students who continue to win awards in the visual arts. We are also delighted that the fine work of so many of our teachers is represented by these awards."

The gold and silver key recipients are:

Tommy Bennett - silver key, sculpture
Andrew Blackwell - silver key, photography
Phinieas Callahan - silver key, digital art
Peter Davis - gold and silver keys, sculpture
Mathew Engles - gold key, photography
Sam Garson Vess - gold key, photography
Spencer Gowland - silver key, sculpture
Andrew Huang - silver key, art portfolio
Will Johnson - silver key, sculpture
Evan Krueger - gold key, photography
Tyler Metcalfe - silver key, photography
Victor Mezacapa - silver key, design
Holden Milstein - gold key, sculpture
Maxwell Monahan - gold and silver keys, sculpture
Jason Outcalt - gold key, photography
Michael Ruddock – two silver keys, sculpture
Bijan Saboori - silver key, photography
Alec Sivit - gold and silver keys, photography; silver key, art portfolio
Joseph P. (JP) Trojan - silver key, digital art
Jake Turben - gold key, sculpture
Jacob Warhop - silver key, comic art
Rob Young - silver key, photography
Yonas Young - silver key, photography
Abe Zimerman - gold key, art portfolio

University School students received honorable mentions in the following categories:

Digital Art: Logan Bruce, Phinieas Callahan, Robby Engoglia, Jacob Fakult, Jackson Johnson, Will Lehmann, Alec Silver, Buddy Warren, Alexandre Weisbein, and Luke Wilhelm.

Sculpture: Robbie Ballock, Devin Daugherty (2 mentions), Stephen Merrick, and Noah Sterling.

Drawing: Andrew Huang (3 mentions), Alex Mickel, and Antonio Ramirez

Photography: Christopher Hole, Daood Kazmi, and Maxwell Monahan (2 mentions)

Printmaking: Andrew Blackwell

Architecture: Robert Pace

Design: Robbie Twells

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