Kish announces winners of Juried High School Student Art and Creative Writing Exhibition

Kishwaukee College has announced the winning selections of the annual Juried High School Student Art and Creative Writing Exhibition.

The exhibition showcased drawings, paintings, photography, digital media, prose and poetry from high school students throughout the Kishwaukee College district. Visual art was judged by a panel of Kishwaukee College art faculty while writing submissions were judged by English faculty.

This year’s exhibition featured a virtual gallery, which is able for viewing at Winning selections are below and artist's names are listed as requested.

Best In Show Nuestra Cena de Nochebuena by Marlen Hueramo, Rochelle Township HS

Drawings in Black & White — 1st Treat People with Kindness by A G, DeKalb HS; 2nd Fine by Kiley Frankenberry, Rochelle Township HS; 3rd Clinophobia by Azeneth Milan, Rochelle Township HS; Honorable Mention, Succeed by Sneh Patel, DeKalb HS

Drawings in Color — 1st Sassy by Leslie Rodriguez, Rochelle Township HS; 2nd Confusion Driven Fear by Autumn Tomlinson, Sycamore HS; 3rd Sour Gummy Worms by Mallory Larson, Sycamore HS; Honorable Mention, DomVi by Citlalli Alatorre, DeKalb HS

Painting — 1st Reaching Goals by Mira Ryu, Sycamore HS; 2nd …To Freedom, From Chains… by Chrissie Fischer, Hiawatha HS; 3rd Ball and Chain by Addison Brooks, Indian Creek HS; Honorable Mention, Shattered by Al Belick, DeKalb HS; Honorable Mention, Wave on the Horizon by Riley Sessler, Indian Creek HS; Honorable Mention, Lyrical Lemonade by Kalab, Indian Creek HS

Photograph — 1st Dream Car by Aidan Camacho, DeKalb HS; 2nd The Beauty of the Flowers by Yesenia Montoya, DeKalb HS; 3rd Time Runs On by Nicole Skrzypek, Dekalb HS; Honorable Mention, Between Shadows by Belen, DeKalb HS; Honorable Mention, Rough Covid-19 Smile by Christopher Alatorre, DeKalb HS

Digital & Mixed Media — 1st Silenced by Mira Ryu, Sycamore HS; 2nd Removing the Mask by Emily Ward, Rochelle Township HS; 3rd Found Object Collage by Al Belick, DeKalb HS; Honorable Mention, Statue by Kara, Rochelle Township HS

Dimensional — 1st Where the Story Ends by Marlie Hampton, Hiawatha HS

Poetry — 1st Mother by Lillian Marbutt, Hiawatha HS; 2nd Chambers of Cluttered Confusion by Allyssa Peterson, Indian Creek HS

Prose — 1st A Weak Bond by Kyle Brechon, Oregon HS; 2nd Picking Up Purpose by Mackenzie Brodkowicz, Oregon HS

To view all selected entries, visit For more information on the Art or English programs at Kishwaukee College, visit