• March 21, 2018

    Honors awarded for Arts in USC contest

    Winter Wonder Land Several students earned first, second and third place honors in the 2017-18 Arts in USC contest, sponsored by Upper St. Clair Parent Teacher Council. The following students and their artwork were recognized:


    • 1st place: Early Morning Wonder at the Park by Kriti Kulkarni, Baker
    • 2nd place: The House and the Sea by Annika Richard, Streams area home-schooled
    • 3rd place: Family Time by Matthew Hobbs, Eisenhower 

    First Grade

    • 1st place: Wonderful Nature by Cadia Gostic, Baker
    • 2nd place: The Wonder All Around Us by Mira Murthy, Streams
    • 3rd place: Untitled by Elle Fisher, Eisenhower 

    Second Grade

    • 1st place: Winter Wonder Land by Alexa Galbraith, Streams
    • 2nd place: Beach of Wonders by Madelyn Brunner, Baker
    • 3rd place: The Girl by Audrey Chakos, Eisenhower 

    Third Grade

    • 1st place: Peacock and Rainbow by Sahana Senthil, Baker
    • 2nd place: Super Blue Moon Morning by Penelope Weaver, Streams
    • 3rd place: Daydream by Makenzie Smith, Eisenhower 

    Fourth Grade

    • 1st place: Seeing Things Through by Sasha Boyette, Baker
    • 2nd place: World Peace by Medha Misra, Eisenhower
    • 3rd place: Peaceful World by Isaac Gracie, Streams 

    Fifth Grade

    • 1st place: Who’s Watching Us? by Meredith Roman
    • 2nd place: Wondrous Owl by Zoe Roberts
    • 3rd place: Man-Made and Natural Wonders by Eva Dubriel 

    Sixth Grade

    • 1st place: #Smile by Melodi Caliskan
    • 2nd place: To Dream Far Enough by Elena Fairfull
    • 3rd place: Seeing All the Wonder Around Us by Diana Funaro 

    More than 150 students in kindergarten through grade six participated in the annual contest. With the theme, “The Wonder All Around Us,” students were tasked with creating original, two-dimensional artwork. All submissions will be on display at the Arts & Chocolate Spring Spectacular on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park.

    The mission of the Arts in USC contest is to bring opportunities of artistic expression to all students in kindergarten through grade 12, while making it possible for students to have a contest experience. Kindergarten through sixth grade students have the opportunity to submit artwork to this in-house competition, which is judged at each grade level within each school. First place artwork for each elementary grade advances to district-wide judging.

    Students in grades seven through 12 have the opportunity to participate in the national Scholastic Art & Writing Competition. To encourage participation, the USC PTC helps to defray the cost of student submissions.

    For more information, please email artsinusc@gmail.com.