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Hinsdale South Announces Scholastic Art Winners

Darien, IL – February 8, 2017 – Hinsdale South High School today congratulated the students who showcased their art work this past weekend at the Scholastic Art Awards Regional Show. Hinsdale South students took home 14 awards, including seven Gold Key awards, and one student was named an American Vision Nominee. All of the Gold Key awards will be submitted to the national competition, to be held in March. Over 2,600 works were submitted from students throughout northern Illinois.


The listings below indicate the award level, followed by the name of student, the subject area, the title of the work and the name of the Hinsdale South teacher.



Grace Baek, Photography, Distraction, J. Roller-Schmidt


Gold Key

Basem Altarshan, Photography, Sarah, J. Roller-Schmidt

Basem Altarshan, Photography, Accra, J. Roller-Schmidt

Grace Baek, Photography, Distraction, J. Roller-Schmidt

Samantha Bojko, Ceramics & Glass, Tahitian Teapot, K. Toro

Payton Locke, Photography, Perambulate, J. Roller-Schmidt

Sarah Salvato, Drawing & Illustration, Extreme Close Up!, J. Belmonte

Elizabeth Saucedo, Photography, Double Standards, J. Roller-Schmidt


Silver Key

Ashley Kocourek, Photography, Chernobyl, J. Roller-Schmidt

Ivana Suska, Drawing & Illustration, Life and Death, J. Belmonte


Honorable Mention
Basem Altarshan, Photography, Mascara, J. Roller-Schmidt
Nick Angus, Digital Art, Holding Moon, J. Roller-Schmidt
Shaylinn Aver, Photography, Flow of Water, J. Roller-Schmidt

Payton Locke, Photography, Death Do Us Part, J. Roller-Schmidt
Dina Tantillo, Painting, Looking Through the Glass, K. Toro