Neligh-Oakdale high school and junior high students were awarded 19 judge's merit ribbons at the Niobrara Valley Conference Art Show last week.
Earning judge's merit awards were: Kristin Rice, Black and White; Evie Jones, Mixed Media, Miscellaneous. and Fiber; Kasi Grosserode, Mixed Media (shown in picture); Beatrice Spiger, Painting and Miscellaneous; Jessica Rogers, Collage; Haley Kerkman, Sculpture and Colored Drawing; Cole Belitz, Painting; Cade Wilkinson, Miscellaneous; Bailey Frey, Mixed Media; Calli Wilkinson, Multi-Cultural; Jaclynn Hixson, Multi-Cultural; Wynter Fulsaas, Mixed Media; Courtni Heckert, Mixed Media; Rachel Higgins, Pottery; and Kendall Wiseman, Sculpture.
A total of 1,850 pieces of artwork from grades 7-12 were on display in the St. Mary's School gym on Friday. Students representing 18 area schools featured pieces in the show: Chambers, Clearwater-Orchard, Elgin, Elkhorn Valley, Ewing, Keya Paha, Lynch, Neligh-Oakdale, Niobrara, Pope John, Rock County, Saint Mary’s , Santee, Stuart, Verdigre, West Boyd, West Holt, and Wheeler Central.
The day of the art show students attended the art activity of “Creating Art on the Ipad” taught by Keya Paha art teacher Joan Swim with her students assisting.
The judges for this year’s art show were Kevin McNichols of O’Neill and Diane Cole of Emmett for the high school, and Teri Schacht of Orchard for the junior high. Next year's show will be held in Ewing.