LHS students take home awards in prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing competition

LHS Senior Anna Wassel’s image was the gold medal winner; her drawing is titled On the Verge of Graduation.


Four students from Loveland High School have placed in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards – a prestigious competition founded in the 1920’s with a mission to, “Recognize the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth.”

The following students represented Loveland at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for middle and high school students at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in late January and during the art exhibition at the Art Academy of Cincinnati running from January 23 through February 6:

  • Lily Pontsler – Drawing and Illustration Honorable Mention
  • Domas Rubikas – Photography Honorable Mention
  • Mitchell Laifook – Photography Silver Key
  • Anna Wassel – Photography Gold Key
  • Anna Wassel – Drawing and Illustration Gold Key

Student art work is judged among hundreds of submissions, and selection allows Loveland students to receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication and scholarship.

“It is important for our students to become involved in all of the opportunities that are out there and to know that their work is valued,” said Jennifer Grant, LHS art teacher.

“It was validation that I have artistic talent,” said LHS Senior Anna Wassel. “School has always provided opportunities for my mathematical gifts to be recognized and celebrated, so winning the award was a great chance to show that scientific and artistic talent does not have to be mutually exclusive, as society so often likes to think.”



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