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February 24, 2022

Badin students earn awards at annual 'Tomorrow’s Artists Today' competition

Four Badin High School students earned awards in the annual 'Tomorrow's Artists Today' competition sponsored by the Middletown Arts Center.

Badin High School junior Rebecca Wade earned two awards and three other BHS students received honors at the annual “Tomorrow’s Artists Today” competition at the Middletown Art Center.

“Badin has many talented art students, and we are always so proud of their success,” said Mrs. Sarah Daniels, the chair of Badin’s Fine Arts Department. “They enjoy being creative and it shows in all of their efforts on a regular basis.”

Wade earned both a second place and an honorable mention in the drawing category. Junior Carrie Merhout added a second place in the painting category, while senior Amanda Gambrell (drawing) and sophomore Paige Harris (watercolor) also received honorable mentions.

Art pieces were submitted by 184 students from 10 schools. Only 124 items were juried into the exhibition. Badin had 26 works from 14 students selected for exhibit.

“There is so much artistic talent in this area,” Daniels said. “The fact that our students have more than 20 percent of the juried works is really rewarding. It lets the students know that they are having a positive impact with their work.”

Other Badin students who have artwork displayed include seniors Kylee Fait, Cooper Fiehrer, Josie Giesting, Emma Giuliano, Madison Hodapp, and Lindsey McKenna; juniors Diego DeCello, Eva Groh and Evie Otto; and sophomore Katie Singleton.

Graduating senior art students at Badin have been admitted to the University of Cincinnati (Design, Art, Architecture and Planning – DAAP), Kent State, Ohio University, Xavier University and the Art Academy of Cincinnati into programs such as Graphic Design, Design Communication, Art Education and Art Therapy.

The Middletown Arts Center is located on Verity Parkway. It opens at 9 a.m. Monday through Thursday and periodically on weekends. To visit the “Tomorrow’s Artists Today” exhibit, please call (513) 424-2417. The exhibition runs through March 10.

Contact: Dirk Q. Allen, or (513) 869-4490

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