Journal of the San Juan Islands


Students shine at regional art contest

March 18, 2013 · Updated 2:47 PM

‘Puzzle Piece’ by Will Kromer / Contributed art

Friday Harbor dominated this year’s regional high school art competition, with five students claiming seven of Northwest region’s berths in the upcoming statewide finals.

Old manWorks of art by seniors Will Kromer, Kaylen, Robyn Roberts, and juniors Ellery Von Dassow and Alaina Scheffer were selected to represent Northwest Educations District 189 in the 40th Annual OSPI High School Art Competition. Comprised of 35 school districts in five different counties, the NWESD serves roughly 16 percent of Washington state’s K-12 public school students. The region’s school district range from large to small, like San Juan Island, and urban to rural (again, like San Juan).

Friday Harbor’s five winners earned a spot in the finals even though rules of Art Competition allow the region’s larger school districts to submit more student pieces than the smaller schools. The winning selections will be displayed at an awards ceremony at the Everett School District Educational Center, March 15, from 5-6:30 p.m.

The state competition features winning art pieces chosen from the state’s nine different regions.


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