art awards

Three Star City High School students received awards at the Arkansas Young Artists Association Competition and Convention held April 12 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Sophomore Madeline Nix won Honorable Mention in the Pencil – Expressive category.

Freshman Alexia Lams won Honorable Mention in the All Dry Color Media First Year category.

Sophomore Karley Spivey received Honorable Mention in the Pen & Ink First Year.

The students are under the instruction of Star City High School art teacher Roger Darren High.

Students who competed in the state level competition are pictured below:


Front Row: Kaitlyn Nicholson, Brittney Bostian, Kassidy Newton, Kyamber Jackson, Lauren Guthrie, Lachelle Lewis. Second Row: Karley Spivey, MaryAnn Gossage, Sadie Whaley, Bryan Sweet, Makayla Holbert. Third Row: Ravyn Ward, Kaylee Eifling, Josie Floyd, Dakota Hogue, Jermaine Jones, Alex Mondragon. Fourth Row: Madeline Nix, Alexia Lams, Sydney Hackney, Dee Williams. Fifth Row: Courtney Malone, Britney Smith, Jaterra Early, John Elrod. Back Row: Hunter May, Autumn Jackson, Makyla Dolls, Brandon Weekley, and Cade Phillips.




















The Arkansas Young Artists Association (AYAA) is a state-wide organization of high school students enrolled in grades 9th through 12th. The mission of AYAA is to encourage the visual arts in Arkansas students through professional speakers, competitions and exhibition.

The main focus of the AYAA organization is the annual spring convention and competition. The competition this year included over 1300 students from schools across the state.