GILFORD — The Gilford High School art department is pleased to announce that Eamon Aldridge received a National Gold Key Medal for his photography portfolio in the National Scholastic Art Awards.
The prestigious award was given to 17 students nationally and selected from a pool of over 7,000 regional winners. "Eamon is able to take the mundane world and transform it into poetic imagery," says Hettie Haudenshield, photography teacher at GHS. Eamon's work will be exhibited in NYC at Carnegie Hall for the National Scholastic Art Award ceremony in June and he will be the recipient of a $10,000 scholarship to pursue his artistic studies next year in college.
Regionally Gilford High School received 29 awards from the NH Scholastic Art Awards. Additionally, students successfully participated in two juried exhibits put on by the Plymouth Friends of the Arts and the Sharon Arts Center. Below is a list of award recipients.
NH Scholastic Art Award Recipients, Gold Key: Ria Morris, Lauren Emond, Kaeli Minton, Eamon Aldridge, Emily Parker, Helen Jude, Dana Ruchi, Maddie Laflamme
Silver Key: Kayla Vieten, Hayley Graton, Kelsey McCarter, Olivia Edson, Heather Hunt, Maddie Laflamme, Cortlynn Danby
Honorable Mention: Hayley Graton, Powell Wilson, Johanna Morris, Maddie Laflamme, Ria Morris, Kelsey McCarter,
Ali Nault, Tayla Dion, Josh Paradis, Brogan Hurst, Helen Jude
Plymouth Friends of the Arts Juried Show
Individual pieces: Helen Jude Award for Sculptural Excellence, Honorable Mention; Eamon Aldridge, Olivia Edson, Kiersten Welch, Kendra Tibbals, Kaeli Minton, Kelsey McCarter, Siobhan Lofblad
2015 Juried High School Art Exhibition put on by Sharon Arts Center
The students accepted are: Brogan Hurst, Helen Jude, Dana Ruchti, Kylee Drew, Emily Parker, Eamon Aldridge, Kendra Tibbals—Best in Digital Art Category; Kelsey McCarter, Zakaria Morris, Caledonia Hackley, Heather Hunt.