MHS student earns prize at national Scholastic Art competition

Publish Date: 04/07/2021

A Marion High School student recently earned a national award in the annual Scholastic Art and Writing competition.

Bayley Grieve, MHS senior, earned a National Silver Key in the mixed media category at national level competition for her piece titled “Release”.


"Release" by Bayley Grieve


Two of Bayley's pieces advanced to the national competition by earning the highest regional honor, a Gold Key: “Release” and her painting “Color Set Me Free”. 


"Color Set Me Free" by Bayley Grieve


She also earned a Regional Silver Key for her mixed media work “Movement”, and a Regional Honorable Mention for her painting “Flourishing Mind”.


"Movement" by Bayley Grieve



"Flourishing Mind" by Bayley Grieve


Three other MHS students earned Regional Honorable Mention awards at the regional competition:


“mia”, a painting by Sianna Hobbs, senior



“Influence”, a digital art work by Chloe Phillips, freshman



“Broken Skull Lamp”, a ceramic art work by Alaina Wesling, sophomore


All of these pieces are on display at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 East Main St., Fort Wayne, through April 10, and you can view a virtual tour of the exhibit in the video below:

All pieces that earned a Gold Key advanced to the national competition. According to the FWMoA website, the high caliber of entries into the Fort Wayne competition has propelled the region to be one of the top regions for national awards given in the past few years.

This is the eighth year in the last nine that Marion High School students have earned top awards in the competition. MHS students also earned honors in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. In 2018 and 2019, students earned an award at the national competition as well.

Marion Community Schools congratulates these talented students and expresses gratitude to their outstanding teachers, Tashema Davis and Nate Larson.

The awards ceremony at FWMoA is also available to watch: