Eleven students from Rochester High School and Rochester Junior High were honored as award winners at the annual Scholastic Art Awards for the Illinois Mid-State Region held Sunday, January 26 at Springfield High School.

Maggie McCloud of RHS was a Gold Key Winner for “Night on the Town” in the Drawing & Illustration category, and Paige Dowllar of RHS won a Silver Key Award in the same category for “Kiki.”

Gold Keys are presented for art demonstrating the highest levels of achievement in originality, personal vision and technical skill. Gold Key artwork is forwarded to New York City for National Adjudication. Silver Keys are presented for artwork worthy of recognition at the Regional level, and Honorable Mention is given to those demonstrating creative potential.

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