This year, the Hugoton High School and Hugoton Middle School art departments entered their first art competition of the year, what is known as the Scholastic Art Competition. Each year this competition provides an opportunity for students to compete at a local and national level with the artworks created in class each day.
Past notable winners in this competition are the artist Andy Warhol, actor Robert Redford, actor John Lithgow, and writer Stephen King to name a few. Hugoton is proud to be a part of this prestigious competition each year.
Students compete at the local level for what are known as bronze, silver, and gold awards. This year’s judging took place this last Saturday. Gold award winners will go on now to compete at the national level in New York City in March, with winners announced and invited to attend a National Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall hosted by many famous artists, including actor Sarah Jessica Parker, and the singer Usher.
Approximately 600 entries were entered in this show from 19 competing schools in western Kansas.
Getting accepted into this show is extremely presitigious, as over 60% of works entered this year from all the districts combined did not make it into this competition.
Hugoton had 21 winners from the high school and middle school combined, placing us in the top 4 districts.
This year’s Scholastic Art Competition winners for Hugoton High School USD 210 are:
Hugoton Middle School
Nelly Friesen Gold Key Mixed Media “Hypnotist”
Tristan Kiley Gold Key Photography “Shattered”
Effie Kolb Gold Key Photography “Sunflower Belt”
Nelly Friesen Silver Key Photography “Absent”
Effie Kolb Silver Key Drawing “Crazy Girls”
Zane Poulsen Silver Key Sculpture “Machine Arms”
Julienne Salazar Silver Key Painting “They Key”
Luci Cowser HM Photography “Warrior In Candlelight”
Yanira Moreno HM Painting “Beneath the Smile”
Hugoton High School
Marie Aguiriano Silver Key Digital Art “Retrospective”
Joanna Bojorquez Silver Key Drawing “Wrapped Giraffe”
Emmi Lott Silver Key Ceramics “Cistus”
Marie Aguiriano HM Drawing and Ilust. “Inverted”
Marie Aguiriano HM Printmaking “Murky”
Janette Bojorquez HM Digital Art “Unforgivable”
Yesica Calleja HM Digital Art “All Alone”
Annha Eshbaugh HM Sculpture “Mischievous”
Juan Fraire HM Painting “Strangest Things”
Daisy Maravilla HM Drawing “The Unknown Girl”
Cody Perez HM Drawing “The Blue Snake”
Jayden Salazar HM Digital Art “Escape”
Cierra Yarbrough HM Drawing “Wilderness”