Oak Hill student named ‘Best of Show’ in Huntington University’s High School Art Exhibit


HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Oak Hill High School student Tyler Keenan received “Best of Show” in the Huntington University Sixth Annual High School Art Exhibit.

Huntington University hosted the exhibit from Feb. 28 through March 10 in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery in the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The exhibit featured works from local high school students. This year’s winners include:

  • Best of show, Tyler Keenan, Oak Hill High School, Converse, Ind., “Bright Idea,” digital.
  • First place, Ashley Martin, Carroll High School, Fort Wayne, Ind., “Bottled,” photo.
  • Second place, Bethany Hemrick, Peru High School, Peru, Ind., “Frank,” charcoal.
  • Third place, Christina Hoopingarner, Whitko High School, South Whitley, Ind., “Shoeless,” scratchboard.

Honorable mentions include Kaitlyn Durden of Manchester High School, North Manchester, Ind.; Katie Wright and Kristen Watrovs of Homestead High School, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Lillian Hartley of Southern Wells High School, Poneto, Ind.; Leanne Jamison and Roc Riner of Peru High School, Peru, Ind.; Caroline Wickes of Oak Hill High School, Converse, Ind.; Rachel Heffner and Marissa Ranney of Carroll High School, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Austin Waite and Abigail Cramer of Maconaquah High School, Bunker Hill, Ind.; Kelsey McVeigh and Mercedes Brewster-Donaldson of Tri-Central High School, Sharpsville, Ind.; Dylan Cozad of Whitko High School, South Whitley, Ind.; and Katie Kreps of Huntington North High School, Huntington, Ind.

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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