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Benbow, Swisher win art awards

Posted on: March 26, 2018
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The artistic talent of two Little Miami High School students recently earned them recognition from a regional art competition.

Alison Benbow and Joseph Swisher were recognized as winners in the regional Scholastic Art Awards. Benbow won a gold key for her digital art piece called “Synthesis.” Swisher was awarded an honorable mention for his drawing and illustration piece entitled “Cantina.” Their work was on display at the Art Academy of Cincinnati last month.

The annual Scholastic Art Awards is the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition initiative for creative students (grades 7-12) and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.

In 2017, 609 schools from the Cincinnati area were represented in the awards. Out of nearly 5,000 artworks submitted for judging, 1,000 winning pieces of art will be exhibited. Gold key, silver key and honorable mention recognition and scholarships are awarded and gold key recipients go on to compete for national medals.

Benbow was also a gold key winner in 2017, along with two silver keys and an honorable mention.