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Eight Collinsville High School art students recently became part of a special Collinsville Woman’s Club tradition when they were received awards for the the Collinsville High School Art Contest. The students are: Front row (from left): Jewleah Heck, Chelsi McKeal, Alex Thorn and Raygen Lovett; Back row (from left): Daniel Perjak, Allison Tyberent, Tim Scott-Costello and Cymoril Miller.

Eight Collinsville High School art students recently became part of a special Collinsville Woman’s Club tradition, according to a press release.

More than 60 years ago, the club established the Collinsville High School Art Contest to recognize budding, young artists on the high school level. The awards program continues every spring. This year, the event was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Collinsville.

“This contest is one of our club’s most cherished programs,” said Annette Graebe, the club’s art chairman. “We are pleased to recognize these talented young artists from Collinsville High School.”

Winners of the 2015 Art Contest include Daniel Perjak (1st place), Jewleah Heck (2nd place) and Allison Tyberent (third) in Beginning Art; Raygen Lovett (1st place) and Tim Scott-Costello (2nd place) in Drawing; and Cymoril Miller (1st place) and Alex Thorn (2nd place) in Photography. Chelsi Mc Keal was awarded Best of Show. Students were given ribbons, certificates and cash prizes.

Additional members of the Woman’s Club Art Committee are Gail Cange, Sharon McAley and Renee Taake. Judy Beasley, Lois McLain, Joyce Reyes and Karen Sether helped with judging and other areas.

The Collinsville Woman’s Club art program was recently recognized for outstanding achievement at the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Illinois District 22 Convention.