VHS Students Win KIA Art Awards

Recently the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts opened the 2019 High School Area Art Show, including the works of eight Vicksburg High School students. This is a juried event, according to their teacher, Tony Lindeman. Zoe Blough, Hunter Gordon, Meegan Heerlyn, MacKenzi Hogue, Zoey Hushower, Bella Oswalt, Amanda Miller and Nic Smith represented Vicksburg with their artwork.

Of the eight, three students were recognized and won awards.

Zoe Blough, MacKenzi Hogue, and Meegan Heerlyn won awards for their outstanding work in the area of photography. Zoe Blough’s photograph, titled, “Chicago Awakes,” took home Jurors’ Honorable Mention. Meegan Heerlyn’s photograph, titled “Long Lake Panograph,” won a scholarship to the Gwen Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University valued at $12,000. MacKenzie Hogue won a recognition scholarship from the Cleveland Institute of Art valued at $40,000.

Art teachers Krista Ragotzy and Lindeman said they are proud of each and every one of these students. “From everyone at Vicksburg High School, we say job well done and congratulations,” Lindeman said.

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