Joliet Central art student wins $10,000 scholarship in USF – Shaw Local competition

Joliet Central High School student Samantha Gonzalez won the grand prize of the $10,000 Art and Design Scholarship for her drawing at the recent St. Francis University Art Exhibition and Competition , according to a press release from Joliet Township High School District 204.

Four other Joliet Central art students also won prizes in the Jan. 15 competition, according to the release.

Liz Lopez, a student at Joliet Central High School, earned an honorable mention for her artwork at the St. Francis University <a class=Art Exhibit and Competition in January 2022.” src=”https://www.shawlocal.com/resizer/32txC0fQosbfw5482dw98gocetU=/1440×0/filters:format(jpg):quality(70)/cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/shawmedia/CPR25BMMOFHTLGJKBI7KXKCEFM.jpg” width=”1440″ height=”0″ loading=”lazy”/>

Karla Rodriguez won the Best of Show award for her sculpture, according to the release.

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Liz Lopez, Cassandra Pina and Nathaniel Smith earned honorable mentions, according to the release.

For more information, visit jths.org and stfrancis.edu.

Nathaniel Smith won honorable mention and $25 for his submission

Kayleen C. Rice