Goessel High School Art students captured three top awards in competition at the Heart of America League Art Festival on April 4 at Hutchinson Trinity High School.
Students from 12 schools competed in 18 categories. Goessel students swept the sculpture category, with a first place by Travis Duerksen, second by Brandan Harvey, and third by David Wiens.
They also captured the top two spots in graphic design, with Brandan Harvey first and Anthony Esau second.
Casey Wedel took third in computer-manipulated photography, and Joylin Hall won the student’s choice award.
Students also attended a workshop with Brad Anderson, ceramics and graphic design professor at Kansas Weslyan University, and toured the Hutchinson Art Center.
Stopping in Buhler, Goessel students toured the newly established Garnett Art Glass shop to watch a demonstration on glass-blowing.
“Our students really came alive with some experimental and innovative artwork this year,” said Goessel art instructor Brian Stucky. “I think art fans will be pretty amazed when they see it.”
The artwork will be on display in the GHS Emil Kym Art Gallery until April 27.