Whitko Art Dept Sweeps Lakes & Streams Contest

WJSHS Wins 13 of 19 Awards


The Whitko Art Department recently competed in the Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams 11th Annual Art Contest..

This program is designed to raise awareness and appreciation for Kosciusko County waters through artistic expression. The theme for this year’s contest was “Lake and Stream Habitats." Fourth through twelfth grade students from Kosciusko school districts were invited to submit their depiction of local waterways. Artists with winning entries received cash prizes and the privilege of having their artwork on display in the community. As a bonus, the artwork was also featured in a calendar. Artwork was evaluated by a panel of judges from Grace College Art Department. Criteria for judging was based on creativity, artistic merit, compatibility of any wildlife with its habitat, and depiction of the theme.

Artwork Provided by the Whitko Art Department: Megan McDaniel,1st place for “Flying High!”
Celeste Logan, 2nd place for “Blue Stream”
Aneka Paduga , 2nd place for “Found Wonder”

Whitko Jr/Sr High School students were eligible in grade categories 9-12. Whitko Art students received a total of 13 out of the possible 19 awards, from their grade categories. Whitko High School Art teacher, Daniel Malicki, as always, is proud of his students’ pursuit for excellence.

8th/9th Grade:

3rd - Haley Laws - 9th - "Lake of Placidity”
HM - Morgan Dyck -9th - “Leap Frog”
HM - Michaela Wade - 9th - “The Morning Dream”
HM - Emily Huhn - 8th - “A Day at the Lake”

10th Grade:

1st - Megan McDaniel - 10th - “Flying High!”
2nd - Taylor Smith - 10th - “Hopping Around”
HM - Ryce Noragon - 10th - “Rowing Away for the Day”

11th Grade: 

2nd - Celeste Logan - 11th - “Blue Stream”
3rd - Ella Kay Danner - 11th - “Blue Jay Study”

12th Grade:

2nd - Aneka Paduga - 12th - “Found Wonder”
3rd - Julia Seifert - 12th - “The Moon Watches All”
HM - Kaitlin Frank - 12th - “Freshwater Flight”
HM - Livia Rose - 12th - "Friendly Floppers”