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Carroll student named Best of Show in HU’s High School Art Exhibit

HUNTINGTON, Ind. The 7th Annual Huntington University High School Art Exhibit was the largest showing yet with 14 schools represented and 109 works submitted.

This year, Kaylee Hoffman of Carroll High School, Fort Wayne, Ind., walked away with Best of Show for her piece titled, "Letters to My Dead Mother. The Woman I Chose to Leave. The Woman Who Deserved Nothing Less."

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Other notable mentions are:
1st Place: Austin Daugherty, "Sticks and Stones," Oak Hill High School, Converse, Ind.
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2nd Place: Amber Fernung, "Reach," Western High School, Russiaville, Ind./uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/2011-2012/High_School_Art_Show_Winners/Amber Fernung, Reach.jpg
3rd Place: Gabby Adams, "By the River," Peru High School, Peru, Ind./uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/2011-2012/High_School_Art_Show_Winners/Gabby Adams, By the River.jpg
Honorable Mentions:
Esther Boller, "Silence," independent/uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/2011-2012/High_School_Art_Show_Winners/Esther Boller, Silence.jpg
Carmen Diaz, "AIDA poster," Carroll High School, Fort Wayne, Ind./uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/2011-2012/High_School_Art_Show_Winners/Carmen Diaz, AIDA poster.jpg
Nick Sprunger, "Toby Mac," Snider High School, Fort Wayne, Ind./uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/2011-2012/High_School_Art_Show_Winners/Nick Sprunger, Toby Mac.jpg
Emily Spatt, "Seriously?," Homestead High School, Fort Wayne, Ind./uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/2011-2012/High_School_Art_Show_Winners/Emily Spatt, Seriously.jpg
Hope Coon, "Behind the Blank Pages," Maconaquah High School, Bunker Hill, Ind./uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/2011-2012/High_School_Art_Show_Winners/Hope Coon, Behind the Blank Pages.jpg
Danielle Selking, "In'Tree'guing Book," Bellmont High School, Decatur, Ind./uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/2011-2012/High_School_Art_Show_Winners/Danielle Selking, In'Tree'guing Book.jpg
Caroline Cooper, "Be of Good Cheer," Homestead High School, Fort Wayne, Ind./uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/2011-2012/High_School_Art_Show_Winners/Caroline Cooper, Be of Good Cheer.jpg
Cassandra Hacker, "Tiny Black Dots," Huntington North High School, Huntington. Ind./uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/2011-2012/High_School_Art_Show_Winners/Cassandra Hacker, Tiny Black Dots.jpg
Baili Beck, "Peacock Basket," Oak Hill High School, Converse, Ind./uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/2011-2012/High_School_Art_Show_Winners/Baili Beck, Peacock Basket.jpg
April Larsen, "Yakety Yak," Maconaquah High School, Bunker Hill, Ind./uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/2011-2012/High_School_Art_Show_Winners/April Larsen, Yakety Yak.jpg
Zack Kittaka, "Always Watching," Homestead High School, Fort Wayne, Ind./uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/2011-2012/High_School_Art_Show_Winners/Zack Kittaka, Always Watching.jpg
Haley Brumleve, "Some Polka Dots," Huntington North High School, Huntington, Ind./uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/2011-2012/High_School_Art_Show_Winners/Haley Brumleve, Some Polka Dots.jpg
Dustin McClory, "Diversity of the Heart," Lewis Cass High School, Walton, Ind./uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/2011-2012/High_School_Art_Show_Winners/Dustin McClory, Diversity of the Heart.jpg
Kelly Reiff, "The Adventure," Whitko High School, South Whitley, Ind./uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/2011-2012/High_School_Art_Show_Winners/Kelly Reiff, The Adventure.jpg
Malina Fairchild, "Sunday Java," Huntington North High School, Huntington, Ind./uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/2011-2012/High_School_Art_Show_Winners/Malina Fairchild, Sunday Java.jpg
Sarah Catt, "Paper Oragami," Western High School, Russiaville, Ind./uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/2011-2012/High_School_Art_Show_Winners/Sarah Catt, Paper Oragami.jpg
Analee Alford, "All That Was and All That Remains," Bellmont High School, Decatur, Ind./uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/2011-2012/High_School_Art_Show_Winners/Analee Alford, All That Was.jpg
Tyler Keenan, "Genetic Imprint," Oak Hill High School, Converse, Ind./uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/2011-2012/High_School_Art_Show_Winners/Tyler Keenan, Genetic Imprint.jpg
Haylee Richman, "On the Wave," Huntington North High School, Huntington, Ind./uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/2011-2012/High_School_Art_Show_Winners/Haylee Richman, On the Wave.jpg

The exhibit is now open in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery on campus and runs until March 8.

The awards reception was held March 3.

The Wilson Gallery, located in the Merillat Centre for the Arts, is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., before and after all MCA performances and by appointment.

The gallery is free and open to the public.