MASON — Five Wahama High School art students won awards recently at the Black Walnut Festival Art Show and Contest in Spencer, W.Va.
Reese Roush won best of show with her charcoal drawing, as well as first place in painting. Cassie McClanahan brought back two first place awards in photography and painting. Also receiving awards were Drew Fowler, second place, painting; Lilly Karr, third place, photography; and Mary Roush, honorable mention, photography.
Judging took place Oct. 12, with ribbons presented to the winners. Best of show winners also received a $35 cash prize.
Student work was required to be submitted through the school’s art teacher, which is Susan Parrish. Entries were limited to the top 10 from each grade level per school.
The winning entries by Reese Roush and McClanahan remain on display at the arcade at First Neighborhood Bank on Market Street in Spencer. The art show and contest were presented by Attorney Loren B. Howley and took place at the National Guard Armory.
The festival marks the second award in less than a month for McClanahan, who also won second place with her color photography, “Seagrist Sunrise,” at the Riverbend Arts Council “Art in the Village.” That event was held in Middleport in early October.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who lives in Mason County.