Art and Writing Regional Honors 2020

District Students Receive Regional Art and Writing Honors
This is the image for the news article titled District Students Receive Regional Art and Writing HonorsStudents from Park Hill and Park Hill South high schools received regional recognition for their work in the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition.

Students who received Gold Key Awards in art advance to the national level, and expert judges will determine the national award winners. All of the writers will be published in June in the online publication “Missouri Youth Write,” and the Gold Key writers’ work will be nationally reviewed for the opportunity for further publication.

For the writing competition, Krista Loughran taught the student from PHHS, and Idean Bindel taught the students from Park Hill South. For art, Kate Padberg and Mike Sweney taught the students from PHHS.


Ajok Akoi, Gold Key, drawing and illustration
Layla English, Silver Key, novel writing
Isabella Mills, Silver Key, drawing and illustration, and honorable mention, painting
Molly Tyler, honorable mention, digital painting

Park Hill South

Seth Jahraus, Gold Key, critical essay, and honorable mention, short story
Gretchen Roth, two Silver Keys, flash fiction and personal essay
Nathan Zornes, honorable mention, poetry