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2018 Student Art Exhibit Awards

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Published: Mar 8, 2018

2018 MSUFCU High School Student Art Exhibit Winners

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Winners of MSUFCU’s 11th Annual Student Art Exhibit were announced at the Awards Reception on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at our Headquarters. The exhibit featured more than 100 works of arts by students from 18 Lansing area high schools. Students had the opportunity to win various awards based on a panel of judges and public votes.


Juried Awards went to the top three student pieces selected by a panel of judges, along with ten Honorable Mentions.

  • First Place: Sophie Rutkowski, East Lansing High School
  • Second Place: Aviana Irrer, DeWitt High School
  • Third Place: Austyn Southwell, Mason High School
  • Carmen Flores, Okemos High School
  • Mary Pricco, Okemos High School
  • Michael Moldenhauer, Lansing Christian High School
  • Gatesana Vongphachanh, Waverly High School
  • Kamisha Tuma, East Lansing High School
  • Bailey Yonkman, DeWitt High School
  • Gracie Gifford, St. Johns High School
  • Cameron Swanson, Mason High School
  • Abrianna Gomez & Alexis Schlaack, Laingsburg High School
  • Jayna Bennett, Mason High School 

The People’s Choice Awards were given to the top three artists who received the highest number of votes from the public voting competition.

  • First Place: Bailey Yonkman, DeWitt High School
  • Second Place: Jayna Bennett, Mason High School
  • Third Place: Marissa Clark, Everett High School 

In addition to these awards, Bailey Yonkman from Dewitt High School won the Social Media Award, which was determined by how many “likes” it received while being shared on social media.


We are thankful for everyone who attended the exhibit and voted for their favorite pieces of artwork. Through sponsoring and hosting this annual event, we are proud to support student artists in our community by highlighting their talent and the high school art programs. To stay up to date on upcoming exhibits, please visit our events page.