The Avon School Board meeting Monday evening began with honoring students participating in both the Scholastic National Art Competition and the Indiana State School Association (ISMAA) State Championship for World Drumline.
Superindendent Dr. Margaret Hornamen said a new change to the agenda this year was first “focusing on [Avon] students and staff and their accomplishments” before proceeding with the board meeting.
At the National Scholastic Art Competition, Jenna Anderson was awarded the gold key, followed by silver key winners Luke Brown, Laura Christensen, Kaylie McCoy, Hannah O’Hearn and Hailee Smith.
Submissions included a variety of artwork — painting, photography, and jewelry making. Anderson’s piece was based on the word “dream” drawn out of a box.
Anderson had worked with the idea of making a person levitate in photography with Digital Photo 2 instructor, Dustin Allison.
“When it came time to select works for the annual scholastic competition, Jenna’s photo stood out in my mind based on its high level of technical skill required to complete the photo and the creativity that went into coming up with the idea,” Allison said.
In addition, Avon High School’s World Drumline received a commendation from the school board for its second consecutive first-place win at the 2014 ISMAA State Championship.
“There is no higher award the board of trustees can give,” Hornamen said.
Board members congratulated the students and their “earned respect from the community.” Examples of artwork were on display for viewing.