Alyssa Klauer, a senior in the Jackson School for the Arts program at Jackson High School, received a regional American Vision Award for her painting titled “Borrowing Grandma’s Dress” at the 59th Annual Northeast Central Ohio Scholastic Art Competition. This “Best of Show” award winner will be forwarded to the national level of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in New York City. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the largest, oldest and most-prestigious recognition programs for creative young people in the United States. The regional competition featured more than 3,000 pieces of artwork from middle and high-school students. The exhibition of the artwork was held at Kent State University at Stark.
Klauer also won 19 Gold Key awards, six Silver Key awards and one honorable mention for the paintings and drawings she entered into the competition. Gold Key artwork demonstrates the highest level of achievement in technique, originality and personal voice. Silver Key artwork demonstrates achievement worthy of recognition on the regional level. Klauer’s Gold Key artwork will compete at the national level.