All 27 OCS entries place at Conference Art
BY DIANE KRUSE
Wayne— On February 27 several art students traveled to Wayne State College for their annual Conference Art Show. All 27 entries earned a place.
In the Elementary Division Clara Lind (Kindergarten) placed first, Vayden Wattier and Addison vonRentzell (Kindergarten) both placed second, and Payton Oltjenbruns (Kindergarten) placed third. Holly Jenson (fifth Grade) placed 1st and Jozie Kumm (sixth Grade) placed third.
In the Junior High Division, seventh graders Landon Stelling, Hannah Ferry, Alex Brestel, and Madeline Huwaldt all received first place with their projects. Seventh graders Dalton Kumm, Matthew Oltjenbruns, and Huwaldt all received second place on their projects.
Seventh grader Kennedy Johnson received a third place with her work. Eighth grader Brandi Gansebom entered two projects and received first place on both of them.
In the High School Division, ninth grader Erin Schutlz received first on her Watercolor and second place in Pen/Ink/Marker. Zack Sims placed first in Tempera. Shaylee Varges placed first in Pen/Ink/Marker and third in Pastel/Chalk. Brianna Ruiz placed first in Acrylic.
Freshmen Courtney Oltjenbruns and Leslie Jensen partnered up together and got first with their Sculpture. Jessica Jensen (9th) got Best of Category Gold Metal in Pen/Ink/Pencil and first in Charcoal.
Oltjenbruns also got Best of Show 3D with the Sculpture, first in Watercolor, and first in Oil Painting.
Oltjenbruns said, “I was very surprised, I didn’t think any of my work was good enough to get Best Show 3D.”
Leslie Jensen (9th) placed first in Colored Pencil, second in Oil Painting, and also got Best of Category Honorable Mention in Oil Painting. She also got first in Colored Pencil, first with one piece in Oil Painting, and third with another also in Oil Painting. L. Jensen also got second in Watercolor.
Sophomore Hannah Gutz placed 2nd in Pencil. Junior Cierra Pfanstiel placed first in Charcoal.
Senior Maggie Kruse placed first in Acrylic. Briah Gillespie placed second in Charcoal. Melissa Reyes got second place in Acrylic and first in Pen/Ink/Marker.
“I was very pleased with the results. Our students worked very hard to prepare for the show. Their honors were very well deserved,” OHS Ms. Jessica Bayer said.