By KAYLEE PEDIGO
John Hopkins Middle School is being recognized as a hub for young aspiring artists in Pinellas County. Twelve J. Hop students earned spots for their artwork in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards ceremony and exhibition in February.
The prestigious award show selects and displays pieces of art and writing submitted by students in both middle and high school, with a chance of having their work displayed in New York, along with earning scholarships.
With the inclusion of 17 pieces of art, J. Hop had the most number of pieces selected throughout Pinellas County. The 12 students awarded with a place in the show include six eighth-graders and six seventh-graders.
The Pinellas Art Region Scholastic Art & Writing Awards ceremony will take place February 15 at Gibbs High School Grand Theatre. The winning artwork will be on display in the Gibbs High School Lobby Gallery from February 2 through February 25.