CHS’ Theller wins Silver Key in Scholastic Art Competition



Circleville High School – Senior Andrew Theller has been awarded a Silver Key as a part of the Central Ohio Scholastic Art Awards Competition. Theller is the only Pickaway County student to be awarded the distinction as a result of the competition.

Theller’s photography series entitled “Seasonal Depression” will be on display from February 11th-22nd at the Canzani Center Acock Gallery at the Columbus College of Art and Design.

The award winning piece brings awareness to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Theller hopes to start a dialogue about winter moods when the days are long and daylight is slim.

“I don’t think people always take it seriously,” said Theller. “They don’t always realize exactly what it is like until it happens to them.”

Last week, students Philipp Barth and Madison Imler received Honorable Mention in the competition.

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program, and become a part of our community—young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets and sculptors, video game artists and science fiction writers—along with countless educators who support and encourage the creative process.


Theller’s series follows a lingering ‘ghost’ who follows an individual around such as SAD does to many in the winter months.