Art students place in 2020 WAC League Art Competition


Art students pose for a picture after setting up for the art show in Garden City. Students traveled to Garden City on Feb. 26 to help set for the WAC Art Show.

Art students participated in the 2020 WAC League Art Competition on Feb. 28.

“Students from all over Southwest Kansas submitted art for this show,” senior Olivia Reed said. “As far the people from Hays, Mrs. [Jen] Younger pretty much chose students who were willing to submit their work and whoever had work that fell into the categories that were judged.”

Thirteen students traveled to Garden City on Feb. 26 to help set up the show.

“We put hooks in walls, zip-tied boards together and pretty much just helped wherever it was needed,” Reed said. “I also got to spend the day with other people interested in art, which was really cool.

HHS placed in 8 of the 9 categories. Twenty one of the forty pieces taken received recognition.

Each category had first, second and third place award along with Honorable Mentions.

Honorable Mentions:


Lynsie Hansen – “Cake Stand” – Ceramics

Avery Jones – “Robin” – Graphic Design

Moriah DeBay – “Good Boys” – Graphic Design

Olivia Reed – “Cub Lake RMNP” – Acrylic

Cami Moore – “Just a Bird” – Graphite

Hannah Giess – “Temporary Tattoo” – Graphite

Lynsie Hansen – “Pour Over” – Ceramics


Colored Pencil

1st Place – Keaton Rozean – “Owl”

2nd Place – Hannah Giess – “Peek A Booooo”


Graphic Design –

3rd Place – Allison Schubert – “Aura”


Ceramics Wheel –

1st – Lynsie Hansen – “Gravy Bowl”

2nd – Lynsie Hansen – “Ice Cream Bowl”

3rd – Lynise Hansen – “Leaf Bowl”


Mixed Media –

1st – Cami Moore – “Natural Resilience”

3rd – Ashley Wilson – “Impatiently Waiting”


Acrylic –

1st – Cami Moore – “Depletion”


Oil –

2nd – Olivia Reed – “Sail Boats”

3rd – Madison Holloway – “Ommetaphobia”


Graphite –

1st – Cami Moore – “Blinded Divinity”

3rd – Katelyn Engel – “Empire State of Mind”


Pen And Ink –

2nd – Kallynn Petz – “On the Line”

Best of Show 3D – Lynsie Hansen – “Gravy Bowl”

“One of my paintings got second, which was really exciting,” Reed said. “I didn’t end up traveling to Garden City for the actual art show — I just went for the set-up — but I’m really glad I submitted artwork for it.”