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Mentor Students Awarded Following Lakeland Exhibition

These young artists won grants for their artwork, which was on display at Lakeland for a month

February was a good month for eight art students from Mentor.

Lakeland Community College featured their work in the annual Lake and Geauga County Junior and Senior High School Art Exhibit from Jan. 31 to Feb. 27. At the close of the exhibit, the students won varying grants and awards at the artists' reception and awards ceremony.

According to the Mentor Schools website, their work was among 400 selections for this year's gallery. Here are the students and the awards they won:

$500 Talent Grant

  • Brandon Messner, grade 12
  • Jasmin Frangos, grade 11

$300 Talent Grant

  • Kayla Gabar, grade 11
  • Shadia Kawkabani, grade 12

$200 Talent Grant

  • Rebecca Konte, grade 12

Best of Show, Grades 10-12

  • Maissa Kawkabani, grade 10

Best of Show, Grades 7-9

  • Claire Sharpnack, grade 9

Best in Lake County, Grades 7-9

  • Josh Furness, grade 9

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