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Press Release

2014-2015

 

February 20, 2015

 

Students showcase their work at Arts & Humanities Day

 

artsHosting the 10th annual Arts & Humanities Day on Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City on Wednesday, 75 students took part in the event.

Marcus Hicks, director of admissions thanked everyone that helped with the day’s festivities.

“This was an awesome event for our departments to show high school students what Cowley has to offer,” Hicks said. “I think it is an event that can grow. Our focus will be to promote it in the fall in high school classrooms. I would like to thank the Cowley College family for helping make Arts & Humanities Day a success. Special Thanks to Slade Griffiths and Tony Crouch for welcoming our high school guests to campus.”

Those attending Arts & Humanities Day had the opportunity to compete for scholarships, cash vouchers, and awards. They also got to take in performances by Cowley College’s vocal and instrumental performing arts groups, tour the school’s music, theatre and arts programs, and interact with current students, faculty and staff.

Auditions and interviews were held for art and graphic design, creative writing, theatre, studio and musical theatre dance, vocal music, instrumental music, and piano scholarships. Graduating seniors were eligible to audition for theatre, vocal music, instrumental music and piano scholarships.

Student artwork was displayed and prizes were given in several different categories.

“I think that our area high school instructors do an amazing job in motivating their students to create the works of visual art that they produce and exhibit in our show,” Cowley art instructor Mike Fell said. “As has been the tradition in past years, there were again some outstanding pieces of artwork in this year’s Prodigy art competition.”

Prizes awarded included scholarships and cash prizes. Graduating seniors were eligible for Art & Design, Mass Media, and Creative Writing Scholarships.

An awards ceremony and an opportunity to tour the campus capped the day.

writersTimothy Hardman of Wichita Northwest High School won Best of Show in the Senior Division Creative Writing portfolio category and plans to accept a Creative Writing Scholarship to attend Cowley College in the fall.

Sophomore Quinn Johnson of Ark City High School won the Junior Division Creative Writing portfolio for the second straight year.

Jocelyn Young, a junior at Belle Plaine High School, placed second in the Junior Division Creative Writing portfolio.

 

 

Prodigy Art Awards
  
Senior Division, Best of Show for 2D media, Jenna Foltz, senior, Rose Hill High School.

Senior Division, Best of Show for 3D media, Levi Barton, Rose Hill High School.

Junior Division, Best of Show, 2-D media, Josie Krout, Ark City High School.

Junior Division, Best of Show,  3-D media, Alyssa Mandrigeus, Ark City High School.

Portfolio: first place: Madyson Mitchell, senior, Maize High School; second place: Natilie Phrakonekham, senior, Winfield High School; third place: Sheridan Flottman, senior, Winfield High School.

Drawing B&W: first place: Taylar Karnes, senior, Ark City High School; second place: Grace Turner, Wichita West High School; third place: Kendra Hankins, senior, Winfield High School.

Drawing COLOR: first place: Madysn Mitchell, senior, Maize High School; second place: Sidney Nittler, sophomore, Ark City High School; third place: Allison Willis, Junior Winfield High School.

Painting: first place: Rikki Johnson, Wichita West High School; second place: Madison Ast, Rose Hill High School; third place: Airiana Trefethen, Wichita West High School; honorable mention: Rikki Johnson, Wichita West High School.

Printmaking: first place: Airana Trefethen, Wichita West High School; second place: Toni Carter-Tice, sophomore, Udall High School; third place: Jorge Tapia, Wichita West High School.

Mixed Media: first place: Zachary Zarling, Rose Hill High School; second place: Monica Bogner, sophomore, Ark City High School; third place: Sheridan Flottman, senior, Winfield High School.

Ceramics: first place: Reed Barnthouse, senior, Ark City High School; second place: Patience Halimen, junior, Ark City High School; third place: Chyanne Bellew. senior, Winfield High School.

Sculpture: first place: Ashton Cody, Rose Hill High School; second place: Tiffany Jones, Rose Hill High School ; third place: Brittany Zimmerman, senior, Ark City High School.

Photography: first place: Rhiannan Brown, junior, Wichita West High School; second place: Sheridan
Flottman, senior, Winfield High School; third place: Annie Morrison, freshman, South Haven High School.

Graphic Design: first place: Natalie Phrakonekham, senior, Winfield High School; second place: Jenna Faltz, senior, Rose Hill High School; third place: Jesus Originales, senior, Wichita West High School.