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Two MHS seniors earn top honors at regional art competition

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Two Marion High School seniors earned high honors for their artwork at a competition in Fort Wayne, and their works will continue on to national-level competition.

Thao Nguyen, a senior at MHS, earned Gold Key awards for two of her pieces submitted to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art: drawings titled “Good Shoes Take You To Good Places” and “Pressure”. 

Gold Key winning artworks "Good Shoes Take You To Good Places" (left) and "Pressure" (right), both by MHS senior Thao Nguyen.

Rachel Jumper, also an MHS senior, earned a Gold Key award for her untitled drawing. 

Gold Key winning untitled artwork by MHS senior Rachel Jumper.

The museum’s scholastic competition involves 52 counties in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio, and all artworks will be on display at the museum, 311 East Main St., Fort Wayne, from Feb. 9 through April 6. For museum hours, admission fees and directions, click here to visit the museum’s website.

All pieces that earned a Gold Key will be part of a competition in New York this spring. According to the FWMoA website, the high caliber of entries into the Fort Wayne competition has propelled the region to be one of the top regions for national awards given in the past few years.

Nguyen also earned a Silver Key award for a drawing titled “Peace”.

Silver Key winning artwork "Peace", by MHS senior Thao Nguyen.
This is the second year in a row that she has earned one of the top honors in the regional competition. To read more about her prize last year, click here.