Maine Township students receive art scholarships

  • The artwork of Maine West student Emily Orstrom, who was awarded a scholarship by the Illinois High School Art Exhibition.

    The artwork of Maine West student Emily Orstrom, who was awarded a scholarship by the Illinois High School Art Exhibition. Courtesy of District 207

  • Palo Vacala from Maine South High School was among those awarded a scholarship by the Illinois High School Art Exhibition.

    Palo Vacala from Maine South High School was among those awarded a scholarship by the Illinois High School Art Exhibition. Courtesy of District 207

 
Submitted by Maine Township High School District 207
Posted5/29/2020 9:55 AM

The best student artists from more than 100 Illinois high schools showcased their art and were then eligible for more than $88,000,000 in college scholarships offered at the eighth annual Illinois High School Art Exhibition (IHSAE).

The following students from District 207's three high schools earned scholarship offers:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

• Maine West students who earned multiple offers included: Erika Babinska, Miriam Babinska, Lily Chen and Emily Orstrom.

• Maine South students who earned multiple offers included: Lauren Anhalt, Tyrus Foss, Anna Koziol, Aubrey Nash and Paolo Vacala.

• Maine East students who earned multiple offers included: Kaylee To and Bushra Khan.

This show is the state's largest high school student art exhibition that is also widely considered the gold standard among high school student art exhibitions nationwide.

"Started in 2013, the IHSAE is 100% powered by teacher volunteers and has grown out of the passion they bring to making a difference for students, and has since facilitated $192 million in tuition scholarships cumulatively for more than 1,500 students," said Chris Sykora, co-creator of IHSAE.

"The IHSAE advocates those extra efforts with exhibitions and other incentives for creative exploration and connections to innovative careers."

The Illinois High School Art Exhibition is a not-for-profit with a mission to enhance the creative educational landscape, giving student and teacher artists agency to succeed by connecting them to a variety of exhibitions, opportunities and programs, while advocating for and reinforcing the power of art in their lives.

For information, visit www.ihsae.org.

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