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BG Students Honored by SAANH

Several Bishop Guertin students have been recognized for their outstanding work at The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire. 


The honorees will have their works on display in the exhibit at Pinkerton Academy's Stockbridge Theater in Derry through Sunday, Feb. 5. At the conclusion of the exhibit, there will be an awards ceremony at noon on Feb. 5 to present students whose works were selected across several categories. 

The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire

The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire (SAANH) is a regional visual arts affiliate of the prestigious national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Each year in September, the call goes out from SAANH to all New Hampshire’s Art Educators, grades 7-12, to register and submit their outstanding student artwork.

There are 17 individual categories that students may enter work in. They range from Drawing and Painting to Sculpture and Mixed Media. Seniors may also submit a body of 6 pieces of work in a portfolio to compete for a number of cash and scholarships.

The SAANH believes that a moment of positive recognition can inspire a student to pursue a lifetime of creative expression. It is critical to provide each emerging generation of creative leaders with early encouragement and to support artistic development. Acknowledging that these skills are best nurtured in an environment in which creativity is valued, it is also essential to recognize and reward educators for their classroom efforts to encourage creativity, and to cultivate support for young artists.


The following BG students will see their works on display at Pinkerton:



Student Category Honor Name of Piece Artwork
Qingning Wang Drawing & Illustration Awarded a Gold Key & the $500 Dorothy Messenger Scholarship Tattoo
Qingning Wang Expanded Projects Gold Key Sullied
Qingning Wang Painting Silver Key Disturbed Lenses
Qingning Wang Painting Honorable Mention One and the Same
Min Ko Art Portfolio Silver Key Facial Curves
Min Ko Drawing & Illustration Honorable Mention The Other Dimension
Min Ko Drawing & Illustration Silver Key Tilted Walls
Min Ko Drawing & Illustration Silver Key Observing You
Raya Bajdek Painting Honorable Mention Gazing into the Distance
Emily Breault Drawing & Illustration Honorable Mention Connection
Emily Kim Sculpture Honorable Mention Me, Myself, and I
Angelina Turcotte Honorable Mention Ceramics & Glass Ceramic Chicken
Bailey Doyle Ceramics & Glass Silver Key Sgrafitto Vase