Students honored for creations in art and writing

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Meadowbrook High student De’Andre Tatum won a Gold Key in mixed media for “My Worst Fears.”Bird High student Deja Webster won a Gold Key in ceramics and glass for “Anemone.”Thomas Dale High student Samantha Tyree won a Gold Key in digital art for “Leading to Anywhere.”Bird High student Caylie Haller won a Gold Key in painting for “In Bloom.”

Each year, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards honor the creative abilities of middle and high school students throughout the country. This year in regional competition, Chesterfield County students achieved a total of 96 Gold Keys, 81 Silver Keys and 135 honorable mentions. Gold Key winners go on to national competition; national winners will be announced in March, then honored in a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Here are Chesterfield County’s regional winners:

Southeast region writing awards

Chesterfield County student writers won two Gold Keys, six Silver Keys and 14 honorable mentions in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Because there is not a central Virginia writing competition, Chesterfield students compete in the Southeast region at large, which covers nine states.

Clover Hill High

  • Rachel Cornatzer — HM for poetry
  • Taylor Lawler — HM for science fiction/fantasy

Manchester High

  • Victoria Drake — HM for poetry
  • Benjamin Millefolie — HM for flash fiction
  • Quinn Williams — HM for personal essay/memoir

Monacan High

  • Abigail Staub — Silver Key for poetry

Appomattox Regional Governor’s School

  • Skye Campolongo — HM for poetry
  • Mary Chandler — two Silver Keys for poetry
  • Virginia Davis — two HMs for poetry and HM for personal essay/memoir
  • Faheem Farooq — Silver Key for poetry
  • Brittany Howle — HM for short story
  • Natalie Solaja — HM for flash fiction and HM for poetry
  • Erin Sweet — HM for writing portfolio
  • Courtney Walden — Silver Key for poetry

Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School

  • Bailey Dunn — Silver Key for flash fiction
  • Gabrielle Fleming — Gold Key for poetry and HM for poetry
  • Tess Monks — Gold Key for poetry

Southeast region art awards

Chesterfield County student artists won 94 Gold Keys, 75 Silver Keys and 121 honorable mentions in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Because there is not a central Virginia art competition, Chesterfield students compete in the Southeast region at large, which covers nine states. Chesterfield’s Gold Key and Silver Key art will be displayed 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 14 and noon-4 p.m. March 15 in the Thomas Fulghum Conference Center of the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road, and a ceremony to recognize the student artists will start at 11:30 a.m. March 14.

Bailey Bridge Middle

  • Courtney Williams Skinner — HM for drawing and illustration

Elizabeth Davis Middle

  • Erin Baker — HM for drawing and illustration

Midlothian Middle

  • Anna Blair — HM for drawing and illustration

Salem Middle

  • Rachel Winnett — Gold Key for digital art

Swift Creek Middle

  • Grace Banazek — HM for drawing and illustration
  • Kristian Ennis — Gold Key for digital art
  • Kimberly Hadstedt — Silver Key for drawing and illustration
  • Trinity Hicks — Gold Key for digital art
  • Mercedes March — Silver Key for drawing and illustration
  • Tamar Moses — HM for drawing and illustration
  • Noelle Stallings — HM for drawing and illustration
  • Autumn Stump — HM for drawing and illustration
  • Megan Vonwolffradt — Gold Key for digital art

Bird High

  • Nhien Bach — Gold Key for drawing and illustration and Silver Key for drawing and illustration
  • Laura Beaudet — Silver Key for drawing and illustration
  • Shannon Decriscio — HM for ceramics and glass
  • Caylie Haller — Gold Key for painting
  • James McCarter — Gold Key for drawing and illustration and Silver Key for drawing and illustration
  • Olivia Trompeta — Silver Key for painting
  • Amanda Vogenberger — HM for drawing and illustration
  • Deja Webster — Gold Key for ceramics and glass

Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse

  • Gabrielle Allen — Silver Key for digital art
  • Patrick Bender — Gold Key for digital art, two Silver Keys for art portfolio, Silver Key for digital art and two HMs for digital art
  • Kyleah Brinkley — two HMs for digital art
  • Natalie Byers — Gold Key for digital art and Silver Key for digital art
  • Brittany Davis — HM for digital art
  • Vanessa de la Rosa — Gold Key for digital art
  • Alicia Henley — two Gold Keys for photography
  • Jamie Ikley — Gold Key for digital art and two HMs for digital art
  • Guliana Ippolito — HM for digital art
  • Nikyrah James — HM for digital art
  • Zoe Landron — Gold Key for digital art and two HMs for digital art
  • Taylor O’Berry — Silver Key for digital art
  • Sofia Peregoy — Gold Key for photography
  • Alicia Reddick — Gold Key for photography and HM for digital art
  • Alessandro Rodriguez — three HMs for digital art
  • Jesse Scott — Gold Key for digital art and two Silver Keys for digital art
  • Savannah Thomas — Silver Key for digital art
  • Harleigh Winters — Silver Key for digital art

Clover Hill High

  • Sabrina Arezo — Gold Key for fashion
  • Carissa Boll — Silver Key for digital art
  • Jayla Boyd — HM for digital art
  • Rachel Brown — two Silver Keys for drawing and illustration
  • Mikki Burke — HM for digital art
  • Jessica Butler — Gold Key for digital art
  • Amber Byrd — HM for digital art
  • Demi Chavez — Silver Key for digital art
  • Rachel Cornatzer — Gold Key for photography
  • Ethan Downing — Gold Key for photography
  • Rayaan Faruqi — two HMs for photography
  • Phillip Glass — HM for digital art
  • Haley Glenn — HM for photography
  • Erika Gore — Silver Key for digital art
  • Aleyah Grimes — Gold Key for drawing and illustration
  • Ethan Haddix — HM for digital art
  • Madison Hansen — four Gold Keys for photography, Silver Key for digital art and HM for digital art
  • Jessica Haynes — Gold Key for printmaking
  • Madison Hodge — Gold Key for digital art and Silver Key for digital art
  • Nathan Hughes — Gold Key for photography
  • Hanna Hull — HM for photography
  • Kate Jackson — HM for sculpture
  • Skyler Jirtle — HM for digital art
  • Zachary Jones — HM for digital art
  • Joshua Lacks — Silver Key for digital art
  • Taylor Lawler — Silver Key for digital art
  • Ronald Martinez — HM for digital art
  • Alexis Messer — two HMs for digital art
  • Paige Moody — Gold Key for photography
  • Fariha Mujeebuddin — Gold Key for photography and Silver Key for digital art
  • Claire Nickell — Silver Key for photography
  • Amanda Orndorff — Silver Key for fashion and two HMs for digital art
  • Samantha Payne — Silver Key for photography and HM for photography
  • Rebecca Portner — two Gold Keys for photography and Gold Key for digital art
  • Emily Pritham — two Silver Keys for digital art and two HMs for digital art
  • Nicholas Prohaska — three Gold Keys for photography
  • Ashley Ruggiero — HM for photography
  • Alex Sargent — Silver Key for digital art
  • Alex Springer — two Gold Keys for photography, HM for photography and HM for digital art
  • Jacob Steele — Gold Key for photography
  • Madison Stolte — two Gold Keys for photography
  • Justin Sweat — Gold Key for digital art
  • Adam Warner — HM for digital art
  • Lauren White — Gold Key for photography
  • Madison Womack — Silver Key for digital art
  • Xavier Young — HM for digital art
  • Valentina Zabrovskaya — two Silver Keys for digital art and two HMs for digital art

Cosby High

  • Carli Aldape — Gold Key for photography
  • Matthew Haggerty — HM for digital art
  • Olivia Kirk — Silver Key for digital art
  • Jordan Lawrence — HM for digital art
  • Emma McCormack — Silver Key for drawing and illustration
  • Kyra Mcmahon — HM for photography
  • Johnny Prioleau — Gold Key for digital art
  • Brooke Runnion — HM for drawing and illustration
  • Matt Villiott — two Gold Keys for digital art

Thomas Dale High

  • Courtney Berthiaume — Silver Key for drawing and illustration and HM for painting
  • Allison Haas — Silver Key for mixed media
  • Hailee Kucera — HM for drawing and illustration
  • Jennifer Lee — HM for painting
  • Samantha Tyree — Gold Key for digital art, Silver Key for digital art and two HMs for digital art

James River High

  • Hala Al-Tinawi — Silver Key for design
  • Schuyler Anderson — Silver Key for art portfolio
  • Henry Archer — HM for sculpture
  • Bridget Behrens — Silver Key for digital art
  • Emily Branch — HM for drawing and illustration
  • Anna Davis — HM for digital art
  • Angel Gomez — Silver Key for digital art
  • Taylor Honaker — HM for drawing and illustration
  • Darrell Lyons — Gold Key for digital art and HM for digital art
  • Emily Marcy — HM for digital art
  • Enza Marcy — HM for ceramics and glass
  • Danny McCabe — Gold Key for drawing and illustration
  • Martiko Pierce — Silver Key for design
  • Wendy Sarceno — Gold Key for digital art
  • Jacob Smouse — Silver Key for drawing and illustration
  • Abigail Snider — HM for art portfolio
  • Hannah Strom — three Gold Keys for painting and HM for drawing and illustration
  • Rachel Thelen — Silver Key for sculpture
  • Noah Wilson — Gold Key for drawing and illustration

Manchester High

  • Matt Bogardus — two HMs for digital art
  • James Brewer — Gold Key for digital art
  • Caitlin Bright — two Gold Keys for photography
  • Victoria Colby — Gold Key for photography and Silver Key for photography
  • Raine Cummings — Silver Key for digital art
  • Josh Deangelis — four Gold Keys for digital art, two Silver Keys for digital art and HM for digital art
  • Carrie Miles — Silver Key for digital art
  • Jara Salter — Silver Key for digital art
  • Benjamin Taminger — two Gold Keys for photography and Silver Key for digital art
  • Taylor Wells — two HMs for digital art

Meadowbrook High

  • De’Andre Tatum — Gold Key for mixed media and Silver Key for art portfolio

Midlothian High

  • Marlena Ashby — two HMs for photography
  • Gurbir Baath — two Silver Keys for digital art and two HMs for digital art
  • Alice Babashak — Silver Key for digital art
  • Mac Cartier — Silver Key for digital art
  • Kirsten Clamann — two HMs for photography
  • Grace Clarke — Gold Key for photography
  • Robert Cross — Gold Key for photography
  • Claire Cullen — HM for digital art
  • Brooke Gore — HM for photography
  • Jenna Gravins — three Gold Keys for photography and HM for photography
  • Catrina Haden — HM for photography
  • Aleria Hamm — HM for digital art
  • Aaron Hou — Gold Key for photography
  • Alexis Jacobsen — Silver Key for digital art
  • Nick Johnson — two Silver Keys for digital art and three HMs for digital art
  • Sarah Kuennen — Gold Key for photography
  • Bailey Lasch — HM for digital art
  • Serena Lockey — Gold Key for photography and Silver Key for photography
  • Culain Lumpkin — Gold Key for digital art
  • Melissa Martinez — three HMs for digital art
  • Olivia Maust — Silver Key for photography
  • Caroline Miller — Gold Key for photography, Silver Key for digital art and four HMs for digital art
  • Matteo Murrelle — HM for digital art
  • Julia O’Connell — Gold Key for photography
  • Marisa O’kleasky — two Gold Keys for photography, Silver Key for photography, HM for art portfolio and HM for photography
  • Jami Orrell — Gold Key for photography and HM for photography
  • Preston Powell — Gold Key for digital art and Silver Key for digital art
  • Joe Rajendran — Gold Key for digital art and Silver Key for digital art
  • Rachel Ramsey — Silver Key for film and animation, two HMs for art portfolio and HM for photography
  • Brennan Richie — Gold Key for photography and HM for digital art
  • Hallie Sommardahl — Gold Key for digital art and HM for digital art
  • Leah Taylor — Silver Key for digital art
  • Ella Testin — two HMs for photography
  • Sydney Wooten — Gold Key for photography
  • Elena Wrobel — Gold Key for printmaking

Appomattox Regional Governor’s School

  • Olivia Nash — Silver Key for fashion
  • Sara Sobieraj — Silver Key for art portfolio and HM for sculpture
  • Natalie Solaja — HM for drawing and illustration

Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School

  • Hannah Auerbach — HM for art portfolio and HM for photography
  • Elizabeth Benos — HM for fashion
  • Emma Bilski — Gold Key for sculpture
  • Lane Dye — HM for photography
  • Lucy Grinnan — Gold Key for photography
  • Carrie Hamilton — Gold Key for art portfolio, two Silver Keys for drawing and illustration and two HMs for photography
  • Shanthi Hiremath — HM for photography
  • Anthony Holten — two Gold Keys for photography
  • Lindsay Lickers — Silver Key for photography
  • Scott Miller — HM for art portfolio
  • Austin Peters — HM for photography
  • Benjamin Rhoades — Gold Key for photography and HM for photography
  • Charlotte Wilmouth — HM for photography