Three Summit students win gold keys at Scholastic art awards

Three Summit art students won gold key awards at the Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

From left, Summit Country Day School sophomore Ellie Adam, senior Gillian Fajack and sophomore Emma Mautz won gold key awards at this year’s Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

Three Summit Country Day School students received gold awards at the Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards ceremony on Feb. 1. 

Altogether, eight Summit students received 17 awards at the Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. 

Senior Gillian Fajack, Clermont County’s Union Township, received 10 Scholastic awards, including three gold keys in photography for works entitled “Off the Tracks,” “No Wake Zone” and “Smoke Eye.” She also received two silver keys in photography for works called “Mysterious Girl” and “Empty Can, Empty Space” and a silver key for her art portfolio. She received three honorable mentions in photography for works entitled “Torn Wall,” “Broken Trash” and “Water Garbage.” She also received an honorable mention in digital art for a piece called “Asleep in the City.”  

Sophomore Emma Mautz, Anderson Township, won a gold key in the drawing and illustration category for a piece entitled “Zen Gogh.” 

Sophomore Ellie Adam, Anderson Township, received a gold key key in the ceramics and glass category for her raku pot.  

Senior Chris Ralph, Ft. Mitchell, and sophomore Andrew Reder, Loveland, received silver keys while Chris Whitney, Anderson Township, received honorable mention – all for their raku pots.   

Sophomores Matthew Casanas, Montgomery, received honorable mention for a ceramic piece called “Bunker” and junior Sophia Zeilstra, Hyde Park, received honorable mention for a piece called “Building.” 

Gillian and Emma are students of Upper School art teacher Tim Henninger. The pottery artists are students of Upper School pottery teacher Jamie Grauvogel.  

The art works were scheduled to be on exhibit at the Art Academy of Cincinnati from Jan. 28 through Feb. 8.