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Students Earn Ribbons in State Fair Art Contest

Runke artwork

Nolan Runke and Avery Runke, both students at Hilltop Primary School, show off their ribbon-winning artwork.

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September 2, 2019 — Student artists from Hilltop and Shirley Hills primary schools, as well as Grandview Middle School, participated in the annual art competition at the Minnesota State Fair this summer. Mound Westonka High School artwork was not submitted to the fair competition this year, in favor of the implementation of a new high-caliber juried exhibit for MWHS artists.

See related story on the 2019 #WestonkArts HS Juried Art Exhibit.

The Westonka District has historically had a high number of ribbon winners at the fair, and this year was no exception. Westonka students brought home dozens of ribbons, despite stiff competition from across the state.

Artworks that are of exceptional quality and/or innovativeness are chosen by district art teachers for the state exhibit. Each year the art department enters dozens of pieces in a range of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture and even digital art. All of the district’s art teachers were proud of their students’ successes.

“We are always so proud to display our Westonka students' amazing artwork,” said Klair Hans, Hilltop Primary School art teacher. “Their creativity, determination, and self-expression are certainly worth honoring!”

The art departments hope that Westonka families were able to stop by the Education Building at the fair to view all the beautiful ribbon-winning artwork.