Artists, Writers Honor Westlake Students With Gold Key Awards

The work of the students of Westlake High School and Lee Burneson Middle School will be on display at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Nine Westlake City Schools students won Gold Key Awards in the Cuyahoga County Scholastic Art & Writing Competition.

Five of the winners were from Westlake High School, four were from Lee Burneson Middle School.

The competition honors creative achievement by students in Cuyahoga County in seventh through 12th grades. Judging was done by a panel of local professional artists, art educators, writers and writing educators. Here is a list of all the winners and their art medium. 

Westlake High winners who won four Gold Key awards:

  • Senior Julianne April
  • Junior Kelsea Patterson
  • Sophomore Paige Dawson
  • Sophomore Christa Beyer
  • Sophomore Madeline Lee

Lee Burneson Middle School Double Gold Key Winner:

  • Eighth-grader Jane Fit

Other Gold Key Winners at Lee Burneson include:

  • Eighth-grader Sneha Ramachandran
  • Eighth-grader Ben Sposet
  • Seventh-grader Allie Routhier 

All Gold Key winners’ artwork will go on to national competition this spring in New York City.

Silver Key winners from Westlake High include:

  • Madeline Lee
  • Taylor Racela
  • Sadie Roff
  • Reizaen Abuhamdeh
  • Mason Trowbridge
  • Wan Kwok
  • Ricky Kolar
  • Katie Parchem
  • Alex Busser

Silver Key winners from Lee Burneson Middle School are:

  • Gaham Kowalski
  • Sneha Ramachandran

Honorable Mention awards went to:

  • Christa Beyer
  • Sam Peplin
  • Regan Falin
  • Jenna Lawrence
  • Ally Chonko
  • Wan Kwok
  • Julianne Aprile
  • Grace Cristiano
  • Ishaan Bakhle
  • Evan Leonard
  • Allison Veide
  • Haley Ward

Two Honorable Mentions were awared to:

  • Kal Patterson
  • Taylor Salamone

Three Honorable Mentions:

  • Brian Hood

Lee Burneon Middle School Honorable Mention winners are:

  • Katie Hahn
  • Ben Sposet
  • Rachel Altman
  • Jade Hawk

Wan Kwok also received an Honorable Mention for her portfolio.


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