Conant Cougars win big at Harper Art Show

Students receive their awards at the Harper Art Show Jamie Peterson

Students receive their awards at the Harper Art Show

Select art students presented their artwork at Harper College to represent Conant. Students from District 211, District 214, and Barrington displayed at the Harper Art Show. Harper set up the art projects for three weeks, which gave students a chance to present their artwork in a collegiate setting.

Any Conant student in an art class could submit a project, and the art teachers voted on the pieces they thought best represented Conant. The art teachers measured out the space they had at the art show, and chose as many pieces as they could fit.

Each district competed against itself and had their own awards. Many Conant students received awards for their hard work. In the 2D category, Natalie Sanchez, ’17, took first place; Zaybah Rasheed, ’17, took second place; and Sydney Anderson, ’17, took third place. Honorable mentions were seniors Lily Rosado, Francesca Bucaro, Greta Gorsuch, and Renee Moore. Kasia Adams, ’17, took home both first and third place along with Morgan Spaeth, ’17, who took second place in the 3D category. Honorable mentions were Erin Mueller, ’17, and Mackenzie Liacone, ’18. Spaeth received Best of the Show, the most prestigious award possible, for the 3D category.

Spaeth said, “It really caught me off guard to win, but I’m glad I got to make Mrs. Garrity-Duffey proud and bring the 3D Best of the Show title back to Conant this year!”

Art teacher Jamie Peterson said, “Our department always looks forward to the Harper Art Show. It allows our students to view their work in a collegiate gallery space. This show also creates friendly competition for students.”  Peterson added that the Art Department’s favorite part about the show is the award night because it is so rewarding for them to meet their students’ biggest fans: their parents, family, and friends.'

Sarah Ahmad

Sarah is a junior and one of the Features editors. She plays soccer and is part of BPA, Spanish Club, and Political Club. In her free time, she reads comic books and listens to music.

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