Editor’s Note: The following announcement comes from Hopkins Public Schools.
Two Hopkins High School students have won National Scholastic Art Awards -- Michael Semahge and Clair Hoober. Semahge won a National Gold Key award for his drawing "5 O'Clock Shadow," which was also named an American Vision Nominee and was one of five pieces chosen for the “Best of Show” category. Hoober’s painting, “Crashing Waves,” won a National Silver Key.
Being recognized at the national level is an extremely high honor. Since 2004, only eight Hopkins High School students have received National Scholastic Art Awards. As part of the honor, both Semahge and Hoober are invited to attend the National Awards Ceremony in New York City this summer.
The National Scholastic Art Awards is the national component of the Minnesota Scholastic Art Award competition. This year, Hopkins students won 29 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards (10 Gold Key, eight Silver Key, and 11 Honorable Mentions).