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March 5, 2009

Students enjoy Cowley College's Fine Arts Day


Eighty five high school students from Kansas and Oklahoma showcased their talent during Cowley College’s annual Fine Arts Day held Wednesday on the Arkansas City campus.

Through the course of Fine Arts Day, students had a chance to audition and/or share portfolios of their artwork. Student artwork was displayed and prizes were given in several different categories. Prizes awarded included scholarships and cash prizes.

Students also had the opportunity to see each of Cowley’s different art programs in action, as there were performances by the Cowley College Jazz Band, the Cowley College Singers, Art Film Club, Creative Claws, and Theatre. They also had a chance to meet with faculty, and talk with current students.

Cowley art instructor Mike Fell had an opportunity to visit with many of the students, parents and teachers that attended Fine Arts Day, and said the individuals came away impressed with the event and the friendly, personable nature of the Cowley College staff.

“Many prospective students seemed excited about the possibility of attending Cowley next fall and hopeful that they might have earned a scholarship to help them do so,” Fell said. “It was exciting to visit with the talented young people who attended our event.”

This was the fourth year Cowley has held Fine Arts Day.

An awards ceremony capped the day. There were 34 Prodigy Award winners named and four winners in the Best of Show. The winners in the Best of Show category received $150 and a trophy.

Best of Show winners were:

  • Flat Media Junior Division — Jenny Nutsch from Rose Hill High School.
  • Flat Media Senior Division — Aaron Palsmeier from Winfield High School.
  • 3-D Media Junior Division— Jacob Dunshee from Rose Hill High School.
  • 3-D Media Senior Division — Susan Nutsch from Rose Hill High School.

Click here to view all Art Prodigy Award Winners.


Creative Writing Prodigy Awards

Alyssa Campbell, Clearwater High School senior, won the top award for her creative writing portfolio at Fine Arts Day. Campbell won a trophy, as well as a $150 cash award.

Anne Marie Sanchez, Winfield, won a medal for 2nd place and Gabrielle Hauk, Conway Springs, placed 3rd.