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Hillside students Anakin Dorsch, center, and Kailey Stevens, left, were issued awards for pieces submitted during the Wisconsin Youth Art Month. Dorsch, a fifth-grader, was given the Sax award. Stevens, a first-grader, was given the W.T. Graham Award. Also pictured is Mike Pike, art teacher at Hillside Elementary.

NR students win six art awards

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New Richmond art students won six of nine possible awards at the state art exhibit in Madison.

The artworks of students across the state of Wisconsin were on display at the Capitol from March 18-30 before the awards were distributed on March 30.

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Fifty pieces were submitted from the northwest region, which includes Douglas, Bayfield, Iron, Ashland, Price, Sawyer, Washburn, Burnett, Polk, Barron, Dunn, St. Croix and Pierce counties. Nine awards were available to those artists and New Richmond won six of them.

Nasco Award

Liam Wayda

Second-grader Liam Waydo, taught by Laura Gunderson at Paperjack Elementary, was awarded the Nasco Award. Nasco awards are given to one student in each region. They're chosen by a local artist for the student's creative use of the materials and grounds in the presentation of their work.

Students receive a Youth Art Month certificate, NASCO certificate

and letter, pencil with YAM logo, and Madison center map from the GCVB. In addition, they receive a $25 gift certificate and a catalog from Nasco.

Sax Award

Anakin Dorsch

Fifth-grader Anakin Dorsch, taught by Mike Pike at Hillside Elementary, was awarded the Sax Award. Sax Awards are issued to one student in each region. Like the Nasco Award, Sax Award winners are chosen by a local artist for the student's creative use of materials and grounds in the presentation of their work.

Students receive a Youth Art Month certificate, Sax certificate and

letter, pencil with YAM logo, and Madison center map from the GCVB. In addition, they receive a $25 gift certificate and a catalog from Sax.

W.T. Graham Awards

Kailey Stevens

First-grader Kailey Stevens, taught by Mike Pike at Hillside Elementary, was awarded one of four W.T. Graham Awards issued to students in New Richmond.

Reese Jacobson

Seventh-grader Reese Jacobson, taught by Allison Johnson at New Richmond Middle School, was awarded one of the four W.T. Graham Awards issued to students in New Richmond.

Emily Bierbrauer

Freshman Emily Bierbrauer, taught by Bridget Haugen at New Richmond High School, was awarded one of the four W.T. Graham Awards issued to students in New Richmond.

Danielle Juhl

Sophomore Danielle Juhl, taught by Bridget Haugen at New Richmond High School, was awarded one of the four W.T. Graham Awards issued to students in New Richmond.

Forty-two W.T. Graham Awards are presented each year at the state show in Madison. Awards are presented to each of the state's six regions.

William T. Graham is the benefactor. The award is unique because it is not just the student who is honored; the teacher also receives a framed certificate, as does the school. The awards were presented on March 30 at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda by Jen Goodnough, the coordinator of the W.T. Graham Youth Art Awards program.

In the fall of 2012 the framed pieces will be returned to the student along with a framed certificate of commendation. These are usually sent to the home address of the student (that is on the form filled out

by them/their parents) and the teacher award and the school award are sent to the teacher at their school address.

The students receive, in their YAM packet, a Youth Art Month certificate, WTG certificate and letter, pencil with YAM logo and Madison center map from the GCVB.

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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