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Sunday evening, it was announced that four East students are first and second place scholarship winners in the Shooting Star scholarship competition. The competition is sponsored by the Arts Council of Johnson County. Students were nominated by art teachers, and were required to submit a portfolio to be featured in the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) and win a scholarship.
“I was nominated by [photography teacher, Adam] Finkleston,” said Sarah Cook, an honorable mention for 2D art. “My painting was featured in the Nerman Museum at JCCC along with the other finalists.”
Students were judged in different categories, including not only 2D and 3D art, but also performance art as well. Among these performing art winners were seniors Katie Sgroi, Abby Cramer and Molly Gasperi in theater tech, theatrical performance and strings, respectively. For photography, Andrew Hartnett received a first place prize. Honorable mentions were given to seniors Elizabeth Roussos for 3D art, Sarah Cook for 2D art and Rachel Kim for winds and percussion.
“East did really well,” Cook said, “It was overall a great experience.”