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Students win 92 awards in Scholastic contest

Falcons earned 92 awards in the Oregon Art Region's 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition, the prestigious recognition program for creative teens.
 
La Salle students racked up five Gold Keys, 47 Silver Keys, and 38 Honorable Mentions in the art category, as well as two Gold Keys in the writing category. Works that earned Gold Keys will advance to national competition.
 
The annual contest, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, identifies students with "exceptional artistic and literary talent" in 28 categories of art and writing. Jurors rank works based on the awards’ core values, which include "originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision." 
 
Journalism teacher Miles Kane said the Gold Keys that Maddie Khaw '21 earned in the writing category's journalism division are a result of her blending "her talent for writing with an ongoing commitment to creating top-notch journalism."
 
"Of particular note is her ability to weave together many different voices into cohesive and powerful articles," he said. "Her reporting on race, equity, and social justice issues has been especially impressive, capturing the school community's reactions to this historic year."
 
Art teacher Cha Asokan said her students' successes reflect their dedication.
 
"I can't express how proud I am of the visual arts students' commitment to visual arts during one of the most difficult times in our lives," she said. "Works have varied from exploring social justice Issues, to mental health issues, and personal expression of individuality and creativity, mixed with technical skill. They have worked hard and it shows."
 
Winning works of art include these pictured here, from top to bottom, by: Alynna Nguyen '21, Myra Keyes '23, Abigail Ramirez '21, Maya Smith '21, Helena Brinker '21, Gracelyn Rael '22, Aidan O'Brien '22, Noa Taylor '21, Paige Baines '21, Maggie Dougherty '21, and Mattea Felder '21.
 
An exhibit of winning artworks will be displayed this year; details will be announced later.
 
Khaw's winning works of writing are linked in the list of winners below:
 
Writing honorees
 
Maddie Khaw '21
 
Art honorees
 
Victoria Azar '21
Honorable Mention: Drawing & Illustration, "Weeping Angel" 
Silver Key: Painting, "backrooms" 
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Tell Me Your Life Story" 
Honorable Mention: Printmaking. "Punk Therapy" 
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Ursa Magma" 
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Clackamas River" 
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Subzero" 
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Azar Means Fire"
 
Paige Baines '21 
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Beautiful Boy" 
Gold Key: Photography, "Left to Rust" 
Gold Key: Photography, "Grass Field" 
Honorable Mention: Photography, "Peachy Sun"
 
Chloe Beck '23 
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Wild Flower"
 
Sophia Bergeson '23 
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Three Roses"
 
Helena Brinker '21 
Honorable Mention: Art Portfolio, "Sustenance and Dissonance"
 
Ryan Cechini '21
Silver Key: Photography, "Spoons 1" 
Honorable Mention: Photography, "Spoons 2" 
Silver Key: Photography, "Plates" 
Silver Key: Art Portfolio, "Covid Compositions" 
Honorable Mention: Printmaking, "Societal Neglect"
 
Katherine Collins '22
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Revolution"
 
Maggie Crimmins '23
Honorable Mention: Photography, "Fire's Reflection"
 
Clare Daudelin '23
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "New York Perspective"
 
Samantha Dillard '21
Honorable Mention: Digital Art, "Obsession"
 
Emmalyn Dinh '24
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Isolation"
 
Margaret Dougherty '21
Gold Key: Digital Art, "sexualize this" 
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "tear myself apart"
 
Mattea Felder '21 
Honorable Mention: Printmaking, "Jin Fa Guang" 
Honorable Mention: Digital Art, "I Am Me" 
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Lily" 
Silver Key: Digital Art, "Mind" 
Silver Key: Digital Art, "Air" 
Gold Key: Digital Art, "Quarantine Bedroom" 
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Fish Witch" 
Honorable Mention: Painting, "Life, Luck and Good Fortune" 
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Spoon" 
Silver Key: Expanded Projects, "Old Town Restoration"
 
Soleia Flores '23
Honorable Mention: Drawing & Illustration, "the cave"
 
Natalie Fuchs '22
Silver Key: Photography, "Frolicking in Flowers" 
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Flowers"
 
Jay Gamble '22
Honorable Mention: Digital Art, "Too much of the me" 
SIlver Key: Digital Art, "feelin"
 
Mary Hanley '22
Honorable Mention: Painting, "May Her Memory Be a Blessing"
 
Sophia Hauer '23 
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Companion"
 
Andrew Keepes '21
Honorable Mention: Drawing & Illustration, "Cliff House" 
Honorable Mention: Drawing & Illustration, "Potted Plant"
 
Myra Keyes '23
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Mirror"
 
Shayden Lough '22 
Honorable Mention: Digital Art, "A Writer Works at Night"
 
Aislinn McCarthy '21
Honorable Mention: Drawing & Illustration, "White Sand, Grey Sand"
 
Ryan McQuillin '22
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "After the Catch"
 
Erin Moran '22
Honorable Mention: Drawing & Illustration, "Windmills of La Mancha, Spain"
 
Alyna Nguyen '21
Honorable Mention: Painting, "Chains of God" 
Honorable Mention: Drawing & Illustration, "Anxiety Monster" 
Silver Key: Mixed Media, "Trippy Forest: Series Collage" 
Honorable Mention: Mixed Media, "Kobe: Game Time" 
Honorable Mention: Drawing & Illustration, "Self Portrait Through A Spoon" 
Honorable Mention: Photography, "Hilltop" 
Honorable Mention: Mixed Media, "Invisible Man"
 
Vinhson Nguyen '22
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "The West Flame" 
Honorable Mention: Digital Art, "Stan Lee" 
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Virus town"
 
Aidan O’Brien '22
Honorable Mention: Ceramics & Glass, "The Crushing Reality of Racism"
 
Madeline Obuchowski '23
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, “Roots”
 
Gretchen Pauli '21
Honorable Mention: Drawing & Illustration, "The Basement" 
Silver Key: Photography, "Dystopia"
 
Lucas Pinaire '23
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "How Much Does a Dollar Cost?"
 
Gracelyn Rael '22
Honorable Mention: Mixed Media, "She, uncensored"
Honorable Mention: Mixed Media, "Ruby"
Honorable Mention: Mixed Media, "The Process of Healing"
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Cure Me"
Silver Key: Mixed Media, "SOS"
Honorable Mention: Mixed Media, "Glamour Girls"
Silver Key: Mixed Media, "Draft Dodgers"
Silver Key: Mixed Media, "Shangri-La"
 
Abigail Ramirez '21
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "va-pan-quito"
 
Maya Raphael '23
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Wide-Eyed"
 
Natalie Rask '22
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Life in Sage" 
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Dissociated in Reality"
 
Hannah Reddick '22
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Great Blue"
 
Nick Riley '21
Honorable Mention: Drawing & Illustration, "Wolf in Water"
 
Murphy Schuster '22
Honorable Mention: Drawing & Illustration, "Chasing Easter Oregon Elk"
 
Violet Sheehan '24
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "Messy Desk"
 
Maya Smith '21
Honorable Mention: Photography, "Peaceful Female Elk" 
Silver Key: Photography, "Shimmering Water" 
Honorable Mention: Photography, "Black and White Trees" 
Gold Key: Photography, "Green and Orange"
 
Peyton Stephens '22
Honorable Mention: Painting, "Protect Humans Not Guns"
 
Kainoa Taylor '21
Silver Key: Painting, "Stacked Houses" 
Honorable Mention: Painting, "War on Drugs"
 
Tyler Tran '22
Silver Key: Drawing & Illustration, "You Give Us Chains"
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