GEHS Art and Photo Students Recognized

Several GEHS Art and Photo students recently won awards at the regional level of the Scholastic Art & Writing Contest. Sophomore Alyssa Ratcliffe was awarded a Gold Key and her photograph "Grandma" advances to the National competition. National Awards will be announced on March 16, 2021 at

More information regarding the awards can be found HERE.

Students who earn Honorable Mention, Silver, or Gold Key Awards in either Art or Writing in the Iowa or Midwest Regions are invited to "The Belin-Blank Center Presents: A Scholastic Celebration Online". The Celebration also recognizes the teachers who are listed on the submission forms of student pieces. In all, over 1000 students and almost 500 teachers are invited to attend the event, which premiers Sunday, March 7, 2021.

Those recognized includes:

  • Alyssa Ratcliffe - Photography - Grandma - Gold Key
  • Alyssa Ratcliffe - Photography - Pie - Honorable Mention
  • Britney Rodger - Photography - Oil and Water - Honorable Mention
  • Emma Haselrick - Photography - Longing - Honorable Mention
  • McKinlea Sawyers - Photography - Upside Down Kitty - Silver Key
  • Rocco Fergola - Photography - Don't Fret - Silver Key
  • Zach Barnett - Photography - Portrait - Silver Key
  • Emily Mills - Digital Art - Aries - Silver Key
  • Layne Gray - Painting Kids These Days - Silver Key