On Saturday February 2nd, Fourteen Pontiac Township High School students were honored with artwork at the Central Illinois High School Art Exhibition.  The artwork was selected by a panel of jurors based on the overall quality and complexity of the artwork.  Pontiac Township High School submitted twenty pieces to be considered for the show, and all were accepted by the jurors.    The exhibition reception took place at The Illinois State University Center for the Visual Arts.  In addition to Pontiac Township High School there was 12 other schools participating.  In total, there was over 400 works of art displayed.  At the awards ceremony thirteen awards were given to select students that were considered exemplary artwork.  Emma Brummel placed 2nd overall in the exhibition for her acrylic painting, and Samantha Sipe received a special recognition award for her acrylic painting.

In addition to the awards for the exhibition, Josie Noonan and Emma Brummel were two of four recipients who received scholarships from the Illinois State University School of Art and the Northern Illinois University School of Art for their overall art abilities.

Other students who have artwork on display are: Kimberly Fitzsimmons, Kylea Bradbury, Nicolle Leon-Araujo, Magda Vincent, Grace Meiner, Becca True, Madison Wright, Leonardo Ambriz, Jade Lynch, Amy Rice, and Caiti Corrigan.

This was a great opportunity for our students because it showcased the artwork and the hard work that they have put in this year and their careers at Pontiac Township High School.  The work will hang at the Center for the Visual Arts until February 16th.

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