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H-F art students’ works recognized

JonneHerman senior is among four students from Homewood-Flossmoor High School who recently received college scholarships for their high school art

Jonnea Herman, a senior, is among four students from Homewood-Flossmoor High School who recently received college scholarships for their high school art portfolios. | Supplied photo

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Updated: May 1, 2014 6:09AM



Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s visual arts department was named the Best School Art Program in the state by the Illinois Art Education Association in November, according to a release from the school.

Several H-F art students have received recognition at area art shows and competitions.

Three H-F students received top awards at the SouthWest Suburban Conference Visual Arts Festival, held at Governors State University. Katie Kuester took first place for program cover design, Mia Guzynski’s work was chosen as best of mixed media, and Rebecca Francis’ efforts were chosen as best of school in photography.

Other participating students were Jayla Neely, Josephine Edelbrock, Chris Tillman, Lucy Sloan, Kate Morrill-Ploum, Angela Patterson and Kayla Reiser.

At the IAEA-sponsored High School Regional Art Exhibition at the Zhou B Arts Center in Chicago, Ricky Dunn took Best of Show in photography; Brittany Bautista received an honorable mention in graphic design; Edelbrock received an honorable mention in sculpture, and Denee Webster received an honorable mention in painting. Vera Dureke also participated.

At this exhibition, more than 325 students representing 65 high schools competed and were judged by a panel of 12 professional artists.

The H-F advanced placement studio art students were showcased in the Portfolio Scholarship Winners Art Show at Gallery 400 in Chicago.

Jonnea Herman was offered scholarships to Kansas City Art Institute and the Memphis College of Art.

Zachary Larks was offered scholarships to the College of Creative Studies, the University of Wisconsin, Arizona State University School of Art and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of Art.

Paige Milenkoff was offered a scholarship at the College of Creative Studies.

Vera Dureke was offered a scholarship at the University of Wisconsin.

The students’ art teachers are Candi Helsel-Wilk, Greg Petecki, Melissa Sauder and Kristen Weidenhoefer.

For more information, call (708) 799-3000 or visit hfhighschool.org.

Staff report



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