The University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank Center recognizes talent in art and writing and serves Iowa and the Midwest for the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The following Norwalk High School students received art awards:
- Keara Arnold, Silver Key for her painting, “The House of Trauma”
- Sam Bussanmas, Gold Key for her painting, “Paranoia”
- Sam Bussanmas, Gold Key and American Visions Nominee for her painting, “Imperfections”
- Susanna Kritzler, Silver Key for her ceramic horse sculpture, “Drinking Rain”
- Susanna Kritzler, Gold Key for her ceramic horse sculpture, “Katherine the Great”
- Chloe Martin, Silver Key for her Ceramic sculpture, “Voyage”
- Lucy Smith, Honorable Mention for her Short Story, “The Darkness”
In addition to these awards, Sam Bussanmas, was 1 of 3 students that received The Grant Wood Legacy Prize.
The judges selected recipients from over 400 visual arts entries from Iowa students in
media categories Grant Wood worked on: jewelry, painting, drawing and illustration,
printmaking, design, ceramics and glass, and mixed media.
Prize winners and their educators will be recognized during the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Sam Bussanmas, Gold Key and American Visions Nominee, Grant Wood Legacy Prize,
Acrylic Painting, “Imperfections”