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Proviso West Students’ Art Wins Ribbons at Elmhurst College

January 24, 2014 08:20 AM
Eleven art students at Proviso West High School recently won prize ribbons for their work at Elmhurst College’s 15th Annual High School Art Exhibit.

Sixty-four Proviso West students had art work displayed in the Elmhurst College high school art exhibit, which took place from January 10 to 22. The exhibit at the Elmhurst College campus included examples of drawings, photography, sculpture, and other media by students from 10 area high schools.

Izaura Ocampo, a Proviso West senior, won a special award ribbon for her photo of a split tree branch. She also won a $2,000 talent scholarship to attend Elmhurst College in any art major.

w-elmhurst-art-show-2The following students also won recognition for their work:
  • Blue Ribbon for Excellence: Lyric Barksdale, Evelyn Arceo, and Anahi Michel
  • Red Ribbon for Distinction: Karla Rodriguez, Corey-Aaron Thomas, Tajohanae Ashcraft
  • Yellow Ribbon for Judge’s Choice: Breanna Liddell
  • Green Ribbon for Honors: Chasity Williams and Mayumi Davila, Destiney Ayala
Mr. Sean Shipley, an art teacher at Proviso West, said that the photos that won awards all deserved the honor.
"Each of the students worked on improving their photos from assignment to assignment," Mr. Shipley said. "The photos entered were also selected by their peers, so only the best of the best made it to the show and of those, the judges certainly honored some of our most talented."

Mr. Oscar Hawthorne, principal at Proviso West, said that Proviso West has many talented art students.

"This exhibit is a great example of the immense talent that we have at Proviso West," he said. "The students who entered their work and those who won ribbons should be proud of themselves and of the work they have done."

Congratulations to all 64 students who had their art work entered and to the eleven ribbon winners!


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