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YSU displays Scholastic Art Awards show

Student work from four counties is on display at Youngstown State University in the 2020 Northeastern Ohio Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition.

The work will be displayed through Jan. 29 at the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery and on the art department fourth floor in Bliss Hall.

The Scholastic Art Awards ceremony will be noon Jan. 25 in Bliss Hall’s Ford Theater. The ceremony will feature awards given to students who received Gold and Silver Key honors as well as honorable mention awards.

The 688 individual and 27 portfolio regional entries reflect each participating school’s outstanding student work. From these entries, a panel of judges selects works to receive Honorable Mention, Silver and Gold keys and five nominations for the prestigious American Visions Awards. The American Visions Award and Gold Key finalists will be sent to New York City, where they will compete for awards and possible scholarships with other student entries from across the nation.

The Northeastern Ohio Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition program is designed to encourage student creativity, provide the opportunity for enrichment by interaction with their contemporaries, and bring student artwork into the public view.

Schools from the following counties are participating in the 2019 Northeastern Ohio Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition:

• Mahoning — Austintown Fitch High School, Austintown Middle School, Boardman High School, Canfield High School, Canfield Village Middle School, Cardinal Mooney High School, Holy Family School, Jackson-Milton High School, Lowellville High School, Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, Poland Seminary High School, St. Christine School, South Range High School, Struthers High School, Ursuline High School, Valley Christian School, West Branch High School and Western Reserve High School.

• Trumbull — Champion Middle School, Howland High School, Hubbard High School, Joseph Badger High Schools, LaBrae High School, Lakeview High School, Maplewood High School, Mathews High School, Mineral Ridge High School, Newton Falls High School, Niles McKinley High School, Niles Middle School, Trumbull Career and Technical Center, Warren G. Harding High School and Warren McGuffey PK-8 School.

• Ashtabula — Grand Valley High School and Jefferson Area High School.

• Columbiana — East Palestine High School, Leetonia High School, Quaker Digital Academy, Salem High School, United Local High School and Wellsville Jr.-Senior High School.

The Judith Rae Solomon Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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