GILFORD — Gilford High School has recognized 24 talented artists. These students had their work accepted by the New Hampshire Scholastic Art Awards. Of the 24 awards, seven earned Gold Key recognition. The Gold Key artwork will go on to compete at the national level. The teachers of these students, Leaman Antone, Laura Weed and Hettie Haudenshield, could not be more proud. The award-winning work was exhibited at Pinkerton Academy from Jan. 23 to Feb. 5 and celebrated at an awards ceremony on Feb. 5.
Gold Key – Will Baldwin (art portfolio), Caledonia Hackley, Beck McLean, Alexa McNamara, Daisy Medeiros and Colton Workman (two pieces).
Silver Key– Daisy Medeiros (art portfolio and individual work), Emily Bell, Samantha Knowles and Colton Workman.
Honorable Mention– Chloe Bourgeois, Sean Desautelle, Connor Gagne, Alexa McNamara, Brianna Mitchell, Julianna Robertson, Dom Troiano, Carly White and Michelle Young.
Also, Caledonia Hackley and Taeylor Plante place first and third, respectively, at the state level of the PTA Reflections visual arts competition. Both students created work that responded to the theme, "What is your story?" Hackley's work will move on to the National PTA Reflections competition.
These Gilford High School students were awarded by the New Hampshire Scholastic Art Awards. From left, front, are Sean Deseaulltell, Carly White, Samantha Knowles and Dom Troiano. In back are Michelle Young, Beck McLean, Colton Workman and Will Baldwin. (Courtesy photo)