Sophomore gets recognition in state Youth Art Month contest

Summit student Marley Walter

Summit Country Day School sophomore Marley Walter joins a list of Summit students whose artwork is receiving state recognition.

Summit Country Day School sophomore Marley Walter, Hyde Park, won third place in the 9-12 grade category for the Youth Art Month Flag Design.

The flag contest is part of the Youth Art Month (YAM) celebration and the winning design is turned into a flag that is displayed at the National Art Exhibition conference to represent Ohio. The flag design theme was “Take a Journey through Art.”

Marley joins six other Summit students whose work is being recognized at the state level. In a previous announcement, the Ohio Art Education Association (OAEA) noted that the art works of second grader Callie Chadwell, Withamsville; sixth grader Lexi Eastman, Madisonville; and eighth grader Sarah Stewart, Hyde Park, were selected for display in the Youth Art Month exhibition while the works of third grader Anne Marie Misrach, Hyde Park; sixth grader Zaina Kamran, Mason; and eighth grader Matthew Langenderfer, Montgomery, will be displayed in the Young People’s Art Exhibit. Both exhibits take place in Columbus, and all the students will be celebrated at recognition ceremonies.

Marley is a student of Carrie Barnett, an art teacher in The Summit’s Upper School who is also the current president of OAEA.