Scholastic Arts honors more than 120 UCS student artists at regional competition
Scholastic Arts honors more than 120 UCS student artists at regional competition
Posted on 02/07/2021
American Visions Winners

More than 120 honors were awarded to Utica Community Schools students through the annual Scholastic Arts competition, including two of the top five awards in the program.

Of the five American Visions awards from the entire Thumb area, two were UCS high school students: Renee Cilluffo, of Utica High School, in drawing and illustration for “Ensconced” and Francesca Cantalini of Henry Ford II High School, in photography for “Too Much.”

These artists will represent the region on the national level as American Vision nominees. Their teachers are Dr. Lisa Grunewald  and Megan Berry.

In addition, three UCS student artists received “Best of Show” recognition by judges:


-
Savannah Salisbury, Henry Ford II High School, Gold Key - Ken Hoover Best of Show for “Street Photography” Teacher: Lisa Grunewald
-
Honorable Mention Portfolio, Renee Cilluffo: “If I could be small...," Utica Center for Science and Industry. Teacher: Megan Berry
-
Honorable Mention Portfolio: Kyle Smith, “Visa Nocturna,” Henry Ford II High School. Teacher: Lisa Grunewald
-
Honorable Mention  Portfolio: Dana Hu, “Solace in Liquid,”  Eisenhower High School Teacher: Josephine Braun

The Scholastic Arts Competition is a national program that honors the best in student-produced art. The Michigan Thumb Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony & Exhibition will host a virtual celebration to celebrate the honorees on March 8.

Students earning additional honors in the competition are:

Adlai Stevenson High School, Sterling Heights
Teacher: Patti Fields

Natalie Bazydlo Drawing & Ill Honorable Mention
Natalie Bazydlo Drawing & Ill Honorable Mention
Thy Hoang Digital Art Gold Key
Thy Hoang Digital Art Gold Key
Thy Hoang Drawing & Ill Silver Key
Thy Hoang Digital Art Silver Key
Thy Hoang Drawing & Ill Silver Key
Thy Hoang Drawing & Ill Silver Key
Thy Hoang Digital Art Silver Key
Thy Hoang Digital Art Silver Key
Thy Hoang Drawing & Ill Silver Key
Thy Hoang Drawing & Ill Silver Key
Thy Hoang Drawing & Ill Silver Key
Thy Hoang Drawing & Ill Honorable Mention
Thy Hoang Painting Honorable Mention
Thy Hoang Digital Art Honorable Mention
Thy Hoang Painting Honorable Mention
Isabell Owens Drawing & Ill Gold Key
Isabell Owens Drawing & Ill Silver Key
Isabell Owens Painting Honorable Mention
Isabell Owens Drawing & Ill Honorable Mention

Davis Junior High School, Sterling Heights
Teacher: Gail Borowski

Samuel Vu Photography Silver Key

 
Dwight D Eisenhower High School, Shelby Township
Teacher: Josephine Braun, Nancy Druia, Jennifer Ramirez
Taylor Byrne Photography Silver Key
Tommy Dilger Film & Anim Gold Key
Tommy Dilger Photography Gold Key
Tommy Dilger Photography Gold Key
Tommy Dilger Film & Anim Silver Key
Tommy Dilger Photography Silver Key
Tommy Dilger Photography Honorable Mention
Tommy Dilger Photography Honorable Mention
Mallory Kort Film & Anim Honorable Mention
Amira Martin Mixed Media Silver Key
Olivia Pine Digital Art Honorable Mention
Olivia Pine Comic Art Honorable Mention
Alexis Sharplin Digital Art Silver Key
Heidi Sullivan Digital Art Silver Key

Shelby Junior High School, Shelby Township
Teachers: Chris Brunson, Christina Dawson

Savannah Blake Photography Silver Key
Savannah Blake Photography Honorable Mention
Kaytlin Cleveland Sculpture Gold Key
Ava Peet Painting Silver Key
Alexis Pokley Photography Honorable Mention

Utica Center for Science and Industry, Sterling Heights
Teachers: Mike Allore, Megan Berry

Tanya Ali Photography Silver Key
Renee Cilluffo Photography Gold Key
Renee Cilluffo Photography Gold Key
Renee Cilluffo Drawing & Ill Gold Key, AV
Tabitha George Photography Honorable Mention
Savanna Gifford Photography Silver Key
Emma Hildebrand Digital Art Honorable Mention
Jordan Rinke Photography Silver Key
Anya Rosenthal Photography Silver Key
Drew Verellen Photography Gold Key
Drew Verellen Photography Silver Key
Drew Verellen Photography Honorable Mention

Utica High School, Shelby Township
Teachers: Jennifer Allore, Joshua Etheridge

Athena Amyx Mixed Media Gold Key
Katelyn Beauvais Drawing & Ill Honorable Mention
Katelyn Beauvais Drawing & Ill Honorable Mention
Maria Chesnutt Photography Silver Key
Annie Grzeszczak Photography Honorable Mention
Cordelia Kraus Drawing & Ill Gold Key
Cordelia Kraus Painting Silver Key
Kadia Kustarz Photography Gold Key
Branden Massey Photography Gold Key
Elizabeth Mulvaine Photography Gold Key
Elizabeth Mulvaine Photography Silver Key
Madeline Riggs Photography Silver Key
Madeline Riggs Photography Honorable Mention
Jacob Schick Drawing & Ill Honorable Mention
Ava Tocco Photography Gold Key
Ava Tocco Photography Silver Key
Avery Urban Photography Silver Key
Avery Urban Photography Honorable Mention
Avery Urban Photography Honorable Mention
Avery Urban Photography Honorable Mention
Alaina Wasik Photography Gold Key
Alaina Wasik Photography Silver Key

Henry Ford II High School, Sterling Heights
Teachers: Lisa Grunewald, Amy May, Marc Palombo

Madelyn Bandy Drawing & Ill Honorable Mention
Madelyn Bandy Photography Honorable Mention
Madelyn Bandy Photography Honorable Mention
Francesca Cantalini Photography Gold Key
Francesca Cantalini Photography Gold Key, AV
Francesca Cantalini Photography Gold Key
Francesca Cantalini Photography Honorable Mention
Francesca Cantalini Photography Honorable Mention
Margaret Dobry Photography Silver Key
Margaret Dobry Photography Honorable Mention
Margaret Dobry Photography Honorable Mention
Margaret Dobry Photography Honorable Mention
Madelyn Dudde Photography Honorable Mention
Elaine Elle Photography Gold Key
Elaine Elle Photography Honorable Mention
Kathryn Freers Photography Silver Key
Isabella Hellebuyck Photography Honorable Mention
Lana Khaleel Drawing & Ill Honorable Mention
Madison Kolioupoulos Drawing & Ill Gold Key
Madison Kolioupoulos Photography Honorable Mention
Madison Kovacic Sculpture Gold Key
Casey Kramarczyk Photography Silver Key
Casey Kramarczyk Photography Honorable Mention
Casey Kramarczyk Photography Honorable Mention
Casey Kramarczyk Photography Honorable Mention
Casey Kramarczyk Photography Honorable Mention
Allyson Kumm Photography Honorable Mention
Sarah Major Digital Art Silver Key
Olha Mykhailiuk Photography Honorable Mention
Shane Proudfoot Photography Honorable Mention
Shane Proudfoot Photography Honorable Mention
Grace Rice Photography Silver Key
Savannah Salisbury Photography Silver Key
Savannah Salisbury Photography Silver Key
Elizabeth Sanders Digital Art Silver Key
Elizabeth Sanders Digital Art Honorable Mention
Anna Saputo Photography Gold Key
Adela Sinanovic Photography Gold Key
Kyle Smith Photography Gold Key
Kyle Smith Photography Honorable Mention
Kyle Smith Photography Honorable Mention
Kyle Smith Photography Honorable Mention
Lauren Talbot Painting Gold Key
McKenzie Waddell Photography Honorable Mention
Nala Williams Photography Silver Key