2021 Ohio Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners

2021 Ohio Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners
Posted on 01/29/2021
2021 Ohio Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners

Despite 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 7th through 12th grade enter artwork in multiple categories, including drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography and writing. 


Firestone High School 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 Mentions (HM) for their writing abilities.



Tree Stump


Honorable Mention



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

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