Firestone Received Numerous NECO Awards

Firestone Visual Art Students Honored
Posted on 01/29/2021
Image of Firestone NECO AwardDespite the Covid-19 pandemic and teaching studio art virtually, Firestone visual art students still managed to receive numerous awards in the 2021 North-East Central-Ohio Scholastic Art and Writing Awards! The NECO awards cover six counties, including Summit, Stark, Wayne, Tuscarawas, Medina and Portage. Students in seventh through 12th grade enter artwork in multiple categories, including drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography and writing.

Firestone CLC students received a total of 6 Gold Keys, 11 Silver Keys and 13 Honorable Mentions (HM) in visual arts.

Regional Gold Keys:
All Gold Key awards will have the opportunity to receive a National Gold or Silver Award in March. Winning National Keys will be eligible to be on display and published digitally in a national catalog.

ASA Senior Isabella Bailey was awarded one of the prestigious American Visions Nominations for her Painting: In the Comfort of her Bedroom.

The American Vision Awards:
The Regional Affiliate of the Alliance selects just five artworks to be nominated as "Best of Show." These works are reviewed in a special adjudication for the American Visions Award at a national level.

Regional Portfolio Awards:
Two of Firestone’s IB Diploma candidates were awarded a Silver Key and Honorable Mention for their entire Art portfolios of eight unified and cohesive works of art.

Dariyah Scott, Emotional Affair Painting Art Portfolio, Silver Key
Catherine Greer, l'étude des champignons Drawing and Illustration Art Portfolio, Honorable Mention

Firestone High School students received a total of 1 Gold Key, and 1 Honorable Mention (HM) for their writing abilities.

Poetry
Tree Stump

Poetry, Honorable Mention
THE BLIND MAN WHO LOVED A BOOK

Poetry
Gold Key

Award Winners:
Victoria Adkins, Puzzle Piece Mixed Media, Gold Key
Snow Day Media, Honorable Mention
Isabella Bailey, Beetle Invasion!! Printmaking, Silver Key
In the Comfort of her Bedroom Painting, Gold Key, American Visions Nominee
Mr. Tree Painting, Silver Key
Technological dependency Sculpture, Silver Key
The Life of the American Toad Painting, Honorable Mention
Time Mixed Media, Silver Key
Nya Blackmon, In Pieces Mixed Media, Silver Key
Threads Mixed Media, Gold Key
Evelyn Brooks, Self Portrait in Orange Painting, Honorable Mention
Madeline Brown, Shade Drawing & Illustration, Silver Key
Catherine E. Greer, l'étude des champignons Art Portfolio, Honorable Mention
Pourriture Drawing & Illustration, Silver Key
THE BLIND MAN WHO LOVED A BOOK Poetry, Gold Key
Lauren Nelson, checkered denim hat Fashion Fashion, Honorable Mention
Annemarie Pace, Fish? Drawing & Illustration, Honorable Mention
Walking Away From Something Familiar Is Hard Drawing & Illustration, Honorable Mention
Emily Sanderson, Octopus Mixed Media, Honorable Mention
Quarantine Drawing & Illustration, Silver Key
Dariyah Scott, Delusional Painting, Honorable Mention
Emotional Affair Art Portfolio, Silver Key
Fecal Matter Painting, Silver Key
Held At Gunpoint Painting, Honorable Mention
The Jungle Painting, Gold Key
Tree Stump Poetry, Honorable Mention
Hallie VonGunten, Lost and Found Photography, Honorable Mention
Out of place Photography, Honorable Mention
View From Below Photography, Honorable Mention
Waiting Photography, Gold Key
Jenny Wei, Blue Self Painting, Silver Key
Thinking Painting,  Honorable Mention
Image of Artwork by Dariyah Scott   Image of Artwork by Hallie VonGunten  Image of Artwork by Isabella Bailey
Dariyah Scott 
Title: The Jungle, Category: Painting, Award: Gold Key/Silver Key Portfolio
Hallie VonGunten
Title: Waiting, Category: Photography, Award: Gold Key
Isabella Bailey
Title: In the Comfort of her Bedroom, Category: Painting, Award: Gold Key, American Visions Nominee
Image of Artwork by Catherine Greet  Image of Artwork by Nya Blackmon  
Catherine Greer
Title: Pourriture, Category: Drawing & Illustration, Award: Silver Key/Honorable Mention Portfolio 
Nya Blackmon
Title: Threads, Category: Mixed Media, Award: Gold Key
 

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