2015 Scholastics Art & Writing Awards

Once again Topeka West photography students have had their work selected for the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to be held at the Wichita Center for the Arts from February 6 - March 8, 2015!!

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is a national art and writing competition with regional shows held in each state.  If a student has their work selected they are awarded one of three awards:  Honorable Mention, Silver Key Award, or Gold Key Award.  After the regional show has concluded the Gold Key Award pieces are automatically selected to be juried for the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards that are held in Washington, D.C. over the summer.

Please join me in congratulating these students on their amazing accomplishment!  This is a very selective competition showcasing the best of art from high schools in the state of Kansas.  All of our students should be very proud!!

Sean Trail, senior          Deep Thinking, Gold Key Award

 Drew Dahm, senior          Abstract Light, Silver Key Award

 Sydney Haugh, junior          Silver Key Award

 Makayla Auldridge, senior          Aliyah Kaydence, Honorable Mention

 Alex Gourlay, senior          The City That Is, Kansas City, Honorable Mention

 Jaden Juno, junior          Cardinals Eye, Honorable Mention


New Work: Digital Photography 1

The fall semester at Topeka West has come to an end and a new group of students are starting their journey to becoming photographers!  Let's start off this bitterly cold semester by showcasing a large gallery of images by last semester's Digital Photography 1 students as inspiration for this semester's students.  I look forward to displaying our students' photography for semesters to come!!

 Jodie Ladner, senior

 Mirsa Campos, junior

 Nathan Burkhart, sophomore

 Rosalyn Taylor, sophomore

 Sierra White, sophomore

 Iridian Morales, sophomore

 Tyray Bundy, sophomore

 Hunter Mandeville, junior

 Marisol Tolan, junior

 Rayne Lipshin, sophomore

 Chris Starr, sophomore

 Matthew Credeur, senior

 Lisa McGinty, sophomore

 Taleah Lucky, sophomore

 Idely Alarcon, sophomore

 Tayler North, senior

 Alexander Kuhn, junior

 Abel Zavala, sophomore

 Emily Anderson, sophomore

 Kaylie Collins, junior

 Lamar Terry, sophomore

 Jetta Floro, sophomore

 Marie Schelkle, junior

 Hannah Watson, sophomore

 Skylan Wagner, junior

 Vanessa Hogg, sophomore

 Hannah Brooks, senior

 Jett Terrill, sophomore

 Jeana Parra, sophomore

 Marisela Hartshorn, senior