WCS celebrates student art

Students and their families, along with Warren City Schools staff and community members, gathered at Warren G. Harding High School on Friday, may 5, 2023, for the annual districtwide art show.

The event, which drew in hundreds of area residents, celebrated the creativity and talent of WCS students with outstanding artwork from all five of the district’s schools: Jefferson PK-8, Lincoln PK-8,
McGuffey PK-8, Willard PK-8 and Warren G. Harding High School. All aspects of media were represented at the juried show. More than 400 WCS students participated.

Dani Burns, WCS Gifted Coordinator/Virtual Programming Administrator, said this year’s show was the biggest one to date.

“The amount of outstanding artwork and the overwhelming response and support from the community was wonderful,” Burns said. “Our students and staff did an amazing job and their efforts were appreciated by so many who came and truly admired the creativity, talent and dedication our students have.”

In addition to other awards, one student from each building received a Principal’s Award:

  • Jefferson:  Aniyah Nolan, 8th grade
  • Lincoln:  Tristan Hobbs, 7th grade
  • McGuffey: Sha’Kya Buxton, 7th grade
  • Willard: Ny’Eimah Gibson, 6th Grade
  • Harding: McKenna Murphy, 11th grade

WGH pieces were judged by WCS alumni and former WCS Visual Arts students: Emily Martin and Molly Martin.

Emily is a 2013 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media and Design (Graphic Design) from Baldwin Wallace University in 2017. Over the past six years, Emily has worked with a number of non-profit organizations in media-related roles in the Greater Cleveland area.  Currently, Emily works as Communications & Outreach Specialist for the Fair Housing Center for Rights & Research in Cleveland.

Molly is a 2013 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders from Baldwin Wallace University in 2017, and her Masters of Science in Speech Pathology from BW in 2019. Molly currently works as a Speech Language Pathologist for the Ashtabula County ESC.

Here is a sampling of artworks that were displayed:

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