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Word & Image Exhibit showcases more than 70 student artworks

Nov. 28, 2023

Word and Image winnersThe 26th annual exhibit highlights original artwork created by students in grades 9-12. The exhibition encourages students to combine artwork and writing in one unified piece. This year’s theme is “The Hero I Know.”  High school students created works of art and composed personal narratives related to the theme.

Seventy-three artworks were selected from 131 submissions.

The artworks will be on display at the Morean Arts Center through Dec. 2. The center is located at 719 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg. The public can also view the student artwork online by visiting the PCS Student Virtual Art Gallery

Congratulations to all our students and the award winners:

Honorable Mentions:
•    Adyson Evans, 10th grade, Gibbs High, teacher: Amber Quimby
•    Terran Lewis, 12th grade, Gibbs High, teacher: Brian McAllister
•    Kaylee Randolph, 12th grade, Gibbs High, teacher: Brian McAllister
•    Natalie Galan, 11th grade, Gibbs High, teacher: Steve Beverage
•    Sofia Brustik, 10th grade, Hollins High, teacher: Hoolie Rowe
•    Rapheal Scott, 10th grade, Lakewood High, teacher: Adam Turkel
•    Josiah Lyons, 12th grade, Lakewood High, teacher: Sandra Bourne
•    Rissa Schmader, 12th grade, Seminole High, teacher: Blaine Barden
•    Julia Reed, 11th grade, St. Pete High, teacher: Mackenzie Pell
•    Lyra McKinley, 11th grade, Tarpon Springs High, teacher: Jessica Marmorale

Pinellas County Art Education Association Young Artist Award:
•    Isobel Keyser, 12th grade, Northeast High, teacher: Scott Tilbury

Top Awards:
•    Lexi-Gauge Jones, 9th grade, Gibbs High, teacher: Ted LoCascio
•    Keegan Brillant, 11th grade, Hollins High, teacher: Heather Shell
•    Alyssa Terranova, 11th grade, Palm Harbor University High, teacher: Wipoj Huse

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