Scottsboro High School Art Teacher Angel Chaney is proud of her talented students who were recognized at the annual Alabama State Superintendent’s Visual Arts Exhibit Awards Program in Montgomery.  SHS has two second place winners, an honorable mention, and seven runners-up in the statewide competition.

SHS Freshman Kaylee Farr earned second place for her work in the two-dimensional category.  Her winning art is titled “Flatiron Building” and is a pen and ink cityscape drawing.

Also earning a second place ribbon was Montanna Blizzard, a SHS sophomore.  She entered her work titled “Charlotte” in the photography division.  It is a macro-portrait.

Jaheim Cheatam captured honorable mention in the photography catergory.  His winning photo was a self-portrait.

Those students receiving honorable mention awards for their artwork include Harper Roney, Peyton Lyons, Nicole Culver, Miranda Smith, Kodi Hawkins, Brianna McDonald, and Rosita Simental.

The artwork of all ten students is hanging in the Alabama State Capitol.  The work will be on display through the end of this month.

Scottsboro School Superintendent Dr. Jose Reyes also attended the awards program.  Chaney said that Reyes was the only superintendent present, and she is grateful for his support.

This awards program is sponsored by the Alabama State Department of Education and the Alabama Arts License Tag Committee in partnership with the Alabama Arts Alliance and the Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts.

A resolution passed by the Alabama State Board of Education emphasizes the importance of visual arts in the schools and how the arts contribute powerful educational benefits to all elementary and secondary students. 

It adds that the arts enhance metacognitive abilities and engages students to learn by promoting curiosity, creativity, innovation, critical-thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration. 

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