Five Ridgefield High School students earned prestigious art awards in March for their entries in the Southwest Washington 2017 Regional High School Art Show sponsored by Educational Service District 112. The annual contest, now in its 44th year, provides students with an opportunity to showcase their artwork and recognizes them for their artistic talent. It is open to all high school students in Grades 9-12 in Southwest Washington.
Top honors were awarded to the following Ridgefield High School students this year:
Anna Mironyuk, Grade 12, ESD 112 Regional Award for “Kitty and Eye”
Natasha Stout, Grade 12, ESD 112 Regional Award for “Criminal”
Jacquelyn Stapper, Grade 12, ESD 112 Regional Award for “From the Forest”
Jhony Rangel, Grade 11, ESD 112 Award for “Grave”
Liam McAllister, Grade 10, ESD 112 Honorable Mention Award for “Arachnophobia”
ESD 112 Regional Award Winner: "Kitty and Eye" by Anna Mironyuk
ESD 112 Regional Award Winner: "Criminal" by Natasha Stout
ESD 112 Regional Award Winner: "From the Forest" by Jacquelyn Stapper
Additionally, for their winning artwork entries, Anna Mironyuk received a $2,000 scholarship to Central Washington University, and Jacquelyn Stapper received a $10,000 per year (four-year) scholarship to the Oregon College of Art and Craft.
Regional award winners will advance to the Superintendent’s High School Art Show in Olympia where their entries will be judged along with the regional winners from other educational service districts in the state. The annual event is scheduled for May 19 and is co-hosted by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Washington Art Education Association (WAEA).
ESD 112 Award Winner: "Grave" by Jhony Rangel
ESD 112 Honorable Mention Award: "Arachnophobia" by Liam McAllister
"I am proud of the work from Ms. Tamara Hoodenpyl (RHS Visual Arts Instructor) and her students,” said Tony VanderMaas, Ridgefield High School Principal. “It is especially great that this year, six of our students are completing a course and portfolio in the Advance Placement Art Program. The high school is proud of the accomplishments of our student artists.”