Art students place first at Highland Community College Art Day

Senior Kirsten Hartter earns Best of Show with this oil pastel artwork of pears during the Highland Community College Art Day on Thursday, April 20.
Senior Penn Bachelor earns Best of Show with this charcoal piece of an old man during the Highland Community College Art Day on Thursday, April 20.


Highland Community College held its 41st annual Art Day on Thursday, April 21. Sabetha High School has been attending this for the past 33 years. The event consisted of an art contest with a variety of art workshops and competitions throughout the day. There were 35-plus high schools in attendance. Nearly 1,000 high school student artworks were displayed. Students and teachers had the opportunity to participate in many activities such as chalk drawing, self-portrait, button making, photoshop, small sculpture and life drawing workshops, as well as competitions in art history and wheel throwing.

The competition was divided into two categories; 1A, 2A and 3A schools, and 4A, 5A and 6A schools. Each school is allowed to enter 30 artworks. Sabetha placed first, Clifton-Clyde placed second and Jefferson West placed third. Sabetha had 14 artworks place.

Best of Show

Penn Bachelor: Charcoal

Kirsten Hartter: Oil pastel

Artist Excellence

Morgan Toedman: Acrylic (2) and Pencil

Samantha Arnold: Coffee Painting and Pencil

Kelsey Herrmann: 3D Misc.

Taylor Menold: Colored Pencil

Honorable Mention

Alivia Lang: Acrylic

Penn Bachelor: Pencil and Ink Drawing

Laura Edelman: Colored Pencil

Morgan Toedman: Colored Pencil


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