MASON — Wahama High School art students have brought home a number of awards at shows in both Middleport, Ohio, and Spencer, recently.
Four students won awards at the Black Walnut Festival Art Show in Spencer, including two who returned with first place honors.
Eighth grader Emma Haddox won first place in the photography category with her picture of a local farm scene. Also winning first place was Peyton Ingles, eighth grader, in the painting category. She created a watercolor painting. Both girls’ winning entries remain on display in the Arcade at First Neighborhood Bank in Spencer.
Two students placed third in the show. They included freshman Mary Grace Roush in the high school division with an acrylic painting, and eighth grade student Adrionna Bennett with a watercolor painting.
In addition to the Black Walnut Festival, one young artist took home an award from the 2017 Art in the Village art show in Middleport.
Jaylen Burris, eighth grader, won second place in the painting category. Her watercolor, “Coal Miner Value Study,” featured a pair of coal miner’s boots. The show was sponsored by the Riverbend Arts Council.
The art students are under the tutelage of Susan Parrish.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.