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Oswego Community Unit School District 308 Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Winners

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Oswego Community Unit School District 308

Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Winners


Oswego, Ill. (January 30, 2020) — Scholastic Art & Writing Awards since 1923 have recognized the vision, ingenuity and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. “ give those high school students who demonstrate superior talent and achievement in things of the spirit and of the mind at least a fraction of the honors and rewards accorded to their athletic classmates for demonstrating their bodily skills.”  ~Maurice R. Robinson, Founder.


SD 308 artists had a great showing at the Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Competition! At this year’s regional competition, over 2200 Individual Category Entries and 53 Art Portfolio Entries were adjudicated. Entries came from over 30 high schools with additional entries from junior high students and after-school enrichment programs.  Downers Grove North High School will be hosting a viewing of the artwork on Sunday, February 2nd from 1:00-4:00pm.


Special thanks to SD 308 teachers: Aaron Kolkay, Marie Strejc, Dan Whipple, Heather Stanich, and Michael Skura for their participation and encouraging their students! This was a benchmark year for SD 308 student artists, congratulations to all!


Gold Key winners will be included in the National Scholastic Adjudication in New York.

Oswego High School

Oswego East High School

Gracie Benstine          Mixed Media

Jisselle Contreras        Jewelry

Danielle Donovan      Mixed Media (2)

Ava Mendoza              Painting

Grace Pearson            Painting (4)

Grace Pearson            Drawing & Illustration(2)

Karly Quarnstrom      Painting

Rebecca Schoolfield   Digital Art

Anna Scott                   Painting

Saige Vizcarra             Art Portfolio


Michael Biebel     Design



Oswego High School

Oswego East High School

Danielle Donovan      Drawing & Illustration

Kayla Harrington        Mixed Media

Leah James                  Drawing & Illustration

Jenna Lovell                 Drawing & Illustration

Stephanie Ocasio       Painting (2)

Grace Pearson            Art Portfolio

Marc Plasky                 Drawing & Illustration(3)

Karly Quarnstrom       Jewelry

Saige Vizcarra              Sculpture

Shaely Whiting            Photography



 Jayna Dias         Digital Art

 Jayna Dias         Painting

 Naila Khan        Ceramics & Glass

 Jessica Lopez    Digital Art




Oswego High School

Oswego East High School

Sophia Allen               Sculpture

Sophia Allen               Digital Art

Devin Brown              Painting

Danielle Donovan     Drawing & Illustration

Delaney Holman       Painting

Hannah Jannusch     Drawing & Illustration

Anissa King                Film & Animation

Lily Kline                     Painting

Gavin Lefaver            Drawing & Illustration

Stephanie Ocasio      Painting(2)

Grace Pearson           Painting(2)

Marc Plasky                Drawing & Illustration(2)

Karly Quarnstrom     Painting

Emily Rauch                Painting

Rebecca Schoolfield  Digital Art

Saige Vizcarra             Sculpture (2)

Olivia Walko                Mixed Media (2)


Grace Oberwetter  Drawing & Illustration

Ashley Werner        Digital Art