H-F Art Students Bring Home Gold, Silver Awards


In early March the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago hosted the 3rd Annual Illinois High School Art Exhibition. This Illinois Art Education Association-sponsored event is the state of Illinois' premier high school competition with 100 high schools participating from across the state. More than 500 student works were showcased in the categories of drawing, painting, photography, graphic design, sculpture and time-based media. 

At the exhibition award show on Sunday, March 6, four students from Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School were presented with awards:

• Gary Walker, â€‹junior​, earned a visionary award for his time-time based video, A Story About Nobody

• Kayla Reiser, senior, won a silver award for her photograph, Losing Myself.

• Kate Morrill-Ploum, senior, won a silver award for her sculpture, Baby Boom.

• Emma Novak, sophomore, won the Best of Show - Drawing for her thread-and-nail piece titled, Entangled

Students Laura Larocca, senior, and Joshuah Sharpe, senior, represented H-F in the two other categories: painting and graphic design, respectively.

“H-F is most fortunate to have one of the best art programs in the state or, arguably, in the nation," says Dr. Von Mansfield, superintendent. "We are honored to have this affirmed in the state competition."