Scholastic Art Awards


Salina High School Central art teachers with honorees are Larry Cullins and Kiersten Dykes


In January, the 2021 Scholastic Art Awards in Wichita honored six art students with awards. This prestigious exhibit is at Wichita’s Mary R. Koch Arts Center/Mark Arts. From several thousand pieces submitted, the judges selected under 300 pieces of art from Kansas high schools and middle schools. This exhibition opens Friday, February 12, and will be on view until March 27. Mark Arts is located at 13th Street and Rock Road in northeast Wichita. 


COMPETITION HONOREES: (Artwork demonstrating the highest levels of originality, technique, and personal vision) 


The following students received awards-


Rebekah Franklin, senior received a Silver Key on her mixed media sculpture titled, “Thanatophobia”. She also earned three honorable mentions-one on a sculpture titled, “Sleep Paralysis” and two on her photography titled, “Old Dream” and “Band Camp”


Allexys Ronning-Franco, senior received a Silver Key on her pastel portrait of rapper Biggie Smalls  

titled, “Biggie”


Layna Kinnaird, sophomore received a Silver Key on her oil painting of a chair at the bottom of the ocean titled, “Beauty Preserved through Time” and an Honorable Mention on her gouache portrait painting titled, “Robby Richh”


Sydney Raman, senior received an Honorable Mention on her skeleton study titled “Deep Anatomy” 


Mallorie Wisbey, junior received an Honorable Mention for her decomposition charcoal drawing of a spider evolving into a pocket watch titled, “Watch Out!”


Beatrice Wellbrock-Talley received an Honorable Mention for her subtractive charcoal drawing of objects titled, “Knicknack”