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Three Park Rapids students headed to State Art Exhibition

Thirteen artistic Park Rapids Area High School students competed at the March 22 Section 8A art festival. Three are advancing to the state contest in May. (Submitted photo)

Park Rapids Area High School art students competed in the Section 8A Visual Art Competition March 22 in Fosston.

Minnesota State High School League Section art contests are held across the state in the spring. At each Section competition, students may receive a Superior Level or Excellent Level award. Judges also select works to receive Spotlight on the Art Awards.

Three students from Park Rapids were Section 8A Champions: Casey Witkin (Painting), Evan Booge (Digital Photography) and Jacob Berg (Video Art). Each earned a Spotlight on the Arts Award. They are invited to display their artwork at the Minnesota State Visual Arts Exhibition, which takes place at the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley on Saturday, May 13.

Superior awards were given to the following Park Rapids students: Amber Schroeder (2D Mixed Media/Collage), Evan Booge (Digital Photography), Alexis Hill (Drawing), Hannah Dewinter (Drawing), Madysen Sanders (Drawing), Casey Witkin (Painting), Ellery Overymyer (Painting), Tori Campbell (Painting) and Jacob Berg (Video Art).

Excellence awards were given to these students: Evan Booge (Digital Photography), Johnna Krabbenhoft (Drawing), Julia Johnson (Painting), Anna Miller (Painting) and Veronica Gauthier (Painting).