Oswego HS senior artists earn state honors, scholarships

Athletics and other after school activities at Oswego High School are set to go on as scheduled this afternoon and evening following a water main break at the school this morning.

Panther Senior Artists from Oswego High School combined were offered $2,594,000 in tuition scholarships for their work in The Illinois High School Art Exhibition’s Senior Scholarship Exhibition and Northern Regional Exhibition, according to a news release from School District 308.

The Senior Scholarship Exhibition, presented by ArtConnectED, is one of Illinois’s largest and most influential student scholarship exhibitions. Each year, more than 130 high schools from across the state participate, according to the release. More than 300 portfolios are received and reviewed by collegiate sponsors for scholarship consideration and each scholarship recipient is reviewed by a judging panel for inclusion in the annual exhibition.

This exhibition will exhibit about 350 senior artworks and recognize scholarship offers totaling more than $75 million on top of other prestigious awards, according to the release. ArtConnectED, since 2013, has facilitated more than $695 million in tuition scholarship offers to more than 3,500 students, according to the release.

The following Oswego District 308 senior artists will be represented in this exhibition (click here to view their work):

  • Im Not Perfect - Jessica Jay Dove
  • Hope For A Brighter Future - Shyann Beasley
  • Creation Jackson - Jackson Brito
  • Making of N3K-0 - Brynn Hartness
  • Quetzal - Brianna Huerta
  • Mama - Liana Melton
  • Pretty Pink Princess - Destiny Mendoza
  • Color of You - Mark Lobner
  • String Theocracy - Carolina Noe Alcantara
  • Gluttony - Jenna Allen

The Northern Regional Exhibition

Each year, more than 150 high schools from across the state participate in the juried Northern Regional Exhibition with the top entries in each category awarded prizes and recognition, according to the release. This unique showcase celebrates artistic expression, achievement and provides talented young artists with the opportunity to represent their school at a state level, according to the release.

The following Oswego District 308 artists will be represented in this exhibition:

  • Brynn Hartness, Design
  • Shyann Beasley, Painting
  • Jay Dove, Drawing
  • Ayden Berrones, Sculpture
  • Alanna Kozbiel, Mixed Media
  • Emma Trottier, Photography

ArtConnectED advocates for the power of art with exhibitions and other incentives for creative exploration and connections to innovative careers.

The IHSAE’s Senior Scholarship Exhibition and Northern Regional Exhibition will be showcased at the main event being held on Sunday, April 21. This event will bring the best student artists from 100 Illinois city, suburban, public and private high schools together to compete and celebrate the power of art in their lives. The event will take place at Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60609. For more information, go to: www.artconnected.org.