2019 MSUFCU High School Student Art Exhibit Winners
Winners of MSUFCU’s 12th Annual High School Student Art Exhibit were announced at the Awards Reception on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at MSUFCU Headquarters. The exhibit featured more than 100 works of art by students from 17 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: Katelyn Ernst, St. Johns High School
• Third Place: Lillian Jones, Eaton Rapids High School
• Honorable Mentions:
o Kenzie Carson, Williamston High School
o Elena Schonheit, Grand Ledge High School
o Gaelin Zhao, Okemos High School
o Kat Fike, St. Johns High School
o Tuerhong Halimulati, East Lansing High School
o Daniel Gallagher, Grand Ledge High School
o Madison Waters, Bath High School
o Zoi Cramptoon, Haslett High School
o Julianna Sitarski, Fowlerville High School
o Phaerie Lhiannon, Dewitt 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: Jayna Bennett, Mason High School
• Second Place: Julianna Sitarski, Fowlerville High School
• Third Place: Nevaeh Baileey, Bath High School
In addition to these awards, Alyssa Carpenter from Williamston High School won the Social Media Award, which was determined by how many “likes” it received while being shared on social media. The School Spirit Award, given to the school that was most represented in voting, went to Mason High School.
We are thankful for everyone who attended the exhibit and voted for their favorite pieces of artwork. Votes totaled in this year at a record high number of over 10,000 votes from both online and at MSUFCU Headquarters. Through sponsoring and hosting this annual event, MSUFCU is proud to support student artists in our community by highlighting their talent and the high school art programs.