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High School Art Students Receive State, National Honors

March 17, 2017 — Please help us congratulate three students for their prestigious awards at the state and National level: Noah Adamson, Maeve Billings and Mae Harris.

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Noah Adamson artwork​The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12.



Students submitted nearly 320,000 works of visual art and writing to the Scholastic Awards; more than 85,000 works were recognized at the regional level and celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies. The top art and writing submissions at the regional level were moved onto the national stage, where 2,500 works earned National Medals. National Medalists and their educators will be celebrated at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

We are pleased to announce Noah Adamson received a Silver Key award at the National Level. His work is pictured to the left.


Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition

The Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition, now in its 47th year, is dedicated to the educational and artistic advancement of our talented young people in the state of Ohio. The exhibition is open to all of Ohio's 1,112 high schools, chartered by the State of Ohio Department of Education.

From the 11,500 regional entries from 15 regions, approximately 2,500 are selected to enter the state judging. State jurors then select 300 for the actual exhibition, with 25 of the 300 chosen to receive the Governor's Award of Excellence. Scholarships are offered to seniors by more than 30 universities and colleges of art.

Shaker Heights High School had 15 works of art awarded at the regional level that went on to the state judging. Students that went to the state level were:
  • Joseph Landow
  • Maeve Billings (four pieces)
  • Jenny Feng (two pieces)
  • Mae Harris (two pieces) 
  • Olivia Forsyth
  • Julia Shin (two pieces)
  • Ethan Vodrey (two pieces)
  • Brent Bell
We are so pleased to announce that works by Mae Harris (below left) and Maeve Billings (below right) were selected in the top 300 for the exhibition. The show will be on display from April 23 to May 18 at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower.

Mae Harris art  Maeve Billings art

Teachers of these students are Meryl Haring and Karen DeMauro.

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