LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University Federal Credit Union announced the winners of the annual Student Art Exhibit for 2020 and honored all who competed at a special ceremony at MSUFCU Headquarters on Feb. 26.
“We are proud to be a part of this amazing community that rallies together every year to honor and support our young artists and their hard work,” said MSUFCU Chief Community Development Officer Whitney Anderson-Harrell. “The amount of talent residing in our communities and exhibiting their work with our participating schools never ceases to amaze me.”
Student artists could receive awards from three categories as part of the exhibit. The Juried Awards were selected by a panel of three local art experts. The People’s Choice Awards were determined by votes from the public, cast both in person at the MSUFCU Headquarters and online at the exhibit’s website, msufcuart.com. The final category, the Social Media Award, was awarded to the student who gained the most “likes” on the exhibit’s Facebook page.
First place in the Juried Award category went to Alison French of Mason High School, second place was awarded to Jasmyne Bush of Williamston High School and third place went to Kohi Kalandarova of East Lansing High School.
Juried Honorable Mentions were:
· Landen Blixt, Fowlerville High School
· Bella Borrego, Okemos High School
· Gavin Fritz, DeWitt High School
· Megan Janecke, Williamston High School
· JiSoo Min, East Lansing High School
· Sunny Pochert, DeWitt High School
· Allyson Simon, Lansing Catholic High School
· Mason Sova, St. Johns High School
· Maliya Wayner, Lansing Christian High School
· Ava Yon, Fowlerville High School
Sunny Pochert of DeWitt High School placed first in the People’s Choice Award, Natalie Mirek of Eaton Rapids High School won second place and Alison French of Mason High School won third place. The Social Media Award winner was Aria Schalter of Holt High School. Artwork at the exhibit received nearly 10,000 votes between online voting and votes cast at MSUFCU’s headquarters.
First place winners received $300, second place $200 and third place $100. The Social Media winner was awarded $50 and honorable mentions received $25 each. In addition to the individual awards, the School Spirit Award was given to the school that was most represented in the voting online and in person. This year, the award went to DeWitt High School.
The MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit featured the artwork of students from 18 Lansing area high schools from Jan. 29 through Feb. 26. To learn more about this year’s exhibit winners and to view the artwork, visit msufcuart.com.
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