CCSD students shine in Northern Utah High School Art Competition

Cache County School District is home to hundreds of talented student artists who create beautiful artwork. Many of these students entered the second annual Northern Utah High School Art Competition hosted by the Eccles Art Center and five were awarded for their work. Four students from Sky View High School and one student from Mountain Crest High School all received awards, including scholarships, for their submitted pieces. 

 

Sky View teacher Lester Lee was also selected as the Art Teacher of the Year for Northern Utah High Schools. Lee was awarded two tickets to the 2020 art auction and $1,000 for Sky View’s art program.  Principal Michael Monson said that Lee is “the best of the best” that he has met in his 40 years as an educator. “He is not only an extremely talented artist — he has all of the qualities you would hope for in a teacher.” 

 

Opportunities like this art competition provide valuable experiences for students to create various art pieces and display them to a wider audience.

 

“I think it forces the student to be thoughtful while creating their work, it forces them to put themselves out there, and hopefully to have a sense of pride,” said Mountain Crest Art teacher Andrea Smith. “It gives value to their education, and their high school experiences.”

 

Grace Rawlinson, "When the Curtain Falls" - Best of Show winner
Grace Rawlinson, "When the Curtain Falls" - Best of Show 

 

Skye Mortenson, "Egg"
Skye Mortenson, "Egg" - Juror's Award

 

Sarah Mayers, "The Emperor"
Sarah Mayers, "The Emperor" - Award of Merit

 

Jada Osborn, "Doughnuts"
Jada Osborn, "Doughnuts" - Honorable Mention

 

Kaige Kartchner, "Vase"
Kaige Kartchner, "Vase" - Honorable Mention

 

Lester Lee  
Sky View HS art teacher Lester Lee - Art Teacher of the Year for Northern Utah High Schools