ERHS students garner awards at MN Visual Arts regional

Elk River students who won awards posed at the Paramount Theatre in St. Cloud. (Photos by Damien Husen)


Elk River art students picked up 13 awards in the Visual Arts Minnesota regional, currently on display at Paramount Theatre in St. Cloud, announced their teacher, Rana Nestrud.

Karli Jopp

Karli Jopp, a senior, received the Ellingson Award given to an exceptional senior.

Getting first-place honors were senior Molly McLain (works on paper), senior Samantha Phillips (mixed media), junior Nicole Smith (jewelry), senior Nikole Anderson (drawing) and senior Abigail Wright (painting).

Second-places were earned by junior Nate Myhre (ceramics), senior Ashley Holst (jewelry), senior Ryan McDermond (painting) and Michelle Botts (sculpture). Placing third were Nikita Skorykh (ceramics), Kelsey Laugen (jewelry) and Morgan White (sculpture).

Abigail Wright
Mollie McLain
Nikole Anderson
Samantha Phillips