CHS Students Honored at 2018 Scholastic Art Awards

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Morgan Cordell pictured with art teacher Soni Grady at the 2018 Scholastic Art Awards at CCAD

Circleville City Schools – On Saturday, two Circleville High School art students were recognized at the 2018 Central Ohio Regional Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony. The event was head at the Canzani Center Auditorium at the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD).

Senior Sydney Dowden took home three separate Honorable Mentions for her printmaking project titled ‘Ferris Wheel,’ and her two photography submissions titled ‘Winter Landscape’ and ‘Cemetery.’ Junior Morgan Cordell took home the Silver Key Award for a painting submission entitled ‘Vulnerability.’

Per, “each year, more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7–12 apply in 29 categories of art and writing. In 2017, students submitted more than 330,000 works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards.”

Tiger Award winning exhibitions will be on display from February 11th through February 22th in Columbus College of Art and Design’s Acock Gallery in the Canzani Center.

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Pictured (left-to-right): Chandler Vance ,  Joey Williams (alumni), Morgan Cordell and Emma Whitmore

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Morgan Cordell’s award winning submission “vulnerability” 

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Cordell and the award winning submission.

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The “Silver key” award is presented to “stand-out works submitted to local programs that demonstrate exceptional ability.”

Circleville Elementary’s Andi Hoskins named ‘Ohio Lottery Partners in Education’ Teacher of the Month for November



Hoskins is presented her Teacher of the Month plaque by superintendent Jonathan Davis at the December 13th board meeting.

Circleville City Schools – Circleville Elementary School Art Teacher Andi Hoskins has been named an Ohio Lottery Partners in Education Teacher of the Month for the month of November in District 5 (Columbus-area).

Hoskins, in her fifth year at Circleville City Schools and 18th year in teaching overall, was nominated for the award in recognition of her immeasurable contributions in expanding academic experiences for her students.

Per the Ohio Lottery Teacher of the Month program, the award “is designed to recognize outstanding faculty for their contributions to their school, excellence in the classroom, leadership, innovation, community, involvement, dedication, and work on behalf of Ohio students in grades K-12.”

For a teacher to be eligible, they must demonstrate the following:
• Excellence in the Classroom – Consistently advancing students to higher levels of academic achievement.
• Motivation – Encouraging students to exceed their expectations both academically and socially.
• Leadership – Serving as a leader in the classroom and throughout the school.
• Community Service – Demonstrating civic responsibility by being active in community or other service organizations.
• Creativity and Imagination – Demonstrating innovation in lesson plans and teaching methods.
• Dedication – Showing excellent attendance, punctuality and a desire to see students succeed.

This past November 16th and 17th, Hoskins again organized and spearheaded the annual 1st grade field trip to the Columbus Museum of Art. As a part of that trip, she collaborated with the Circleville City School Foundation to create an experience that included student artistic discovery in the museum workshop and a walking tour of the gallery floor.

In addition to the field trip, Hoskins has led a series of invaluable family-driven art workshops over the past two years in the form of “Cookies and Canvas” events after school. The events have been a huge draw and have fostered and strengthened a familial culture and bond between the school and our Tiger families.

In recognition of her indelible impact in using art as a platform to enrich lives, Hoskins was publicly recognized at the December 13th meeting of the Circleville City School District Board of Education for her honors.