Eight Douglas High art students awarded

The artwork of eight Douglas High School students was recently selected to receive regional awards at the Northern Nevada Regional Scholastic Art Awards 2007, sponsored by the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno.

"Our art students made a really strong showing this year," Douglas High School art teacher, Nancy Bargman said of her students. "We had entries that were accepted from all four of our art departments. What is worthy of note is that we are able to compete with bigger schools who have more resources than we do and we hold our own."

Christy Swartz, Ali Witteman, Sarah Barnhill, Delaney Battista, Kevin Roberts, Kaitlyn Abbot, Harley Edwards and Geoff Rahe will be awarded either a silver or gold key at the Northern Nevada Regional Scholastic Art Award Winners ceremony, 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Reynolds Hall of the Nevada Museum of Art.

The art work of Kevin Roberts will be sent to New York for national judging. Roberts was a recipient of the prestigious Gold Key award as well as a Silver Key for his two submissions. Only six Gold Keys are awarded per 100 entries.

The Northern Nevada Region Scholastic Art Awards competition is open to art students, grades seven through 12 from the 13 Northern Nevada Counties of Washoe, Storey, Douglas, White Pine, Elko, Churchill, Lyon, Pershing, Eureka, Humbolt, Lander and Mineral.


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