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Bancroft high schoolers win several awards in student art exhibit

The jury has spoken at the Art Gallery of Bancroft’s first Under 19 Student Exhibition. Several awards were handed out at last week’s opening night.

Four North Hastings High School students took home prizes. Clara Vance won first place in the painting/mixed media category and Elizabeth Cox won second place in sculptures. 

Koda Carriere won honourable mention in painting/mixed media and Clorissa Newman earned honourable mention in drawing. 

Also, two awards went to Bancroft-area students who are homeschooled. Angus Kelly won first place in the sculpture/3-D category. And Fainen Kelly won honourable mention in the same category. 

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The exhibition will remain on display at the Flint Avenue gallery until April 1st. Visitors can vote for a final People’s Choice Award, to be handed out when the exhibition closes. 

The student art show is considered a revival of a previous tradition; the Michal Manson Memorial Student Exhibition, which last took place in 2016. 

Here is the full list of award winners:

Nicole Lee, “Street Corner in Hong Kong”, Town of Bancroft Award for Best in Show, Haliburton Highlands Secondary School
Angus Kelly, “6D26B”, First Place Sculpture/3-D, Bancroft homeschool student
Elizabeth Cox “Mushroom Girl” Second Place Sculpture/3-D, North Hastings High School
Fainen Kelly, “The New Mother Nature Taking Over” Honourable Mention -Sculpture/3-D, Bancroft homeschool student
Clara Vance “Absurdism” First Place Painting/Mixed media, North Hastings High School
Mim Buwalda “The Beauty of Equity” Second Place Painting/Mixed media, Haliburton Highlands Secondary School
Gracie Griffith “Do I Know Myself?” Honourable Mention-Painting/Mixed media, Haliburton Highlands Secondary School
Koda Carriere “Self-Soothe” Honourable Mention-Painting/Mixed media, North Hastings High School
Naiomi Bainbridge “Under The Skin” First Place Drawing, Haliburton Highlands Secondary School
Clementine Bainbridge “Thoughts” Second Place Drawing, Haliburton Highlands Secondary School
Clorissa Newman “Untitled” Honourable Mention-Drawing, North Hastings High School
Annabelle Borgdorff “Seaside” Honourable Mention-Drawing, Haliburton Highlands Secondary School


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