Pine Belt students win Mississippi Scholastic Art Awards

Pine Belt students win Mississippi Scholastic Art Awards

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - Six students from schools in the Pine Belt received awards at this year’s Mississippi Regional Scholastic Art Awards Competition on Friday, Feb. 8.

The Mississippi Museum of Art began its exhibition of Gold Key and Silver Key winning artworks on Saturday, Feb. 9. There were more than 1,584 individual and 53 portfolio visual art submissions from across the state.

Jurors selected 98 Gold Key, 108 Silver Key, and 216 Honorable Mention award recipients.

Here’s a list of students from the Pine Belt who were awarded:

  • Amiah White - Laurel Middle School
  • Sabrina Huffman - Laurel Middle School
  • Alayna Smith - Laurel Middle School
  • Abigayle Talbot - Oak Grove High School
  • Juliana Gomez - West Jones High School
  • Makayla Pollard - West Jones High School

“Not only are the Awards a significant way to commemorate the artistic achievements of our state’s creative teens, but they provide an invaluable opportunity to connect with Mississippi’s teachers as well. Every year, our staff enjoys seeing the students’ excitement over having their own works displayed in the Museum, as well as their enthusiasm for the artwork of students they don’t attend school with,” said Isabel Gray, the Museum’s James and Madeleine McMullan Director of School and Academic Programs.

Gold Key and Silver Key artworks can be viewed in The Gertrude C. Ford Galleries for the Permanent Collection until Sunday, March 24, which is the day the awarded artists and their teachers will be recognized during a ceremony and reception at 2 p.m.

For a full list of winners by school, visit the Mississippi Museums of Art’s website here.

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