RHS Students Recognized at Boston Globe Show
By Haley Macray, Veritas Senior Managing Editor
The winners of the annual Boston Globe Scholastic Art Show, the Massachusetts Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Competition, were announced on Jan. 29. This year, two Rockland High School students were recognized for their artwork.
Senior Celia Rosa won a Gold Key for her piece “Flowers Still Life” and a Silver Key for her piece “Self Portrait.” Both works were entered in the Drawing and Illustration category.
Rosa’s Gold Key artwork will move on electronically to New York where it will compete against Gold Key work from around the country for National Medals.
Junior Shawn Ward was awarded two Honorable Mentions for his pieces “What’s in The Box,” in the Ceramics and Glass category, and “Imagineer” in the Drawing and Illustration category.
Senior Art Teacher Cheryl Thompson is their sponsoring teacher.
According to the Award Committee, there were over 15,000 entries in Art. Over 50 judges looked at the entries and made their choices for Gold and Silver Keys as well as Honorable Mentions based on three criteria: originality, technical skill, and personal vision.
An awards ceremony will be held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for all Gold and Silver Key recipients on March 12, 2016 .
A Gold Key Exhibition will be available for viewing from March 5–20, 2016 at the Museum.