Photo: Mountain Home High School sophomore Joshua Boelkens with this award-winning charcoal drawing
Mountain Home High School (MHHS) sophomore Joshua Boelkens has been recognized by the Region-at-Large program of the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards with the Silver Key (drawing and illustration) award.
Boelkens, who is instructed by MHHS art teacher Beth Ivens, was given the award for his charcoal drawing titled “Constellations of the Imagination.”
An award letter sent to Boelkens by Katie Bonner from the Alliance for Young Writers and Artists, says, “Since 1923, the Scholastic Awards have recognized some of America’s most celebrated artists when they were teenagers. We are proud to count you among our esteemed group of alumni which include, Andy Warhol, Tschabalala Self, Stephen King, Charles White, Joyce Carol Oates and Kay Walkingstick. The Scholastic Awards wish you continued success in your creative endeavors as a young artist. Congratulations again on this remarkable achievement!”
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