Portage High students recognized nationally for artwork

2013-05-05T18:45:00Z Portage High students recognized nationally for artworkTimes Staff nwitimes.com
May 05, 2013 6:45 pm  • 

PORTAGE | Three Portage High School students were recently recognized for their works of art in the 2013 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

Jullian Stodola will be traveling to New York City with art teacher Kara Rupcich to receive the New York Life Scholarship Award from the group during a national ceremony at Carnegie Hall on May 31.

Stodola's photograph, "Above the Water," was first entered into the Scholastic Art Show in South Bend where she received a Gold Key Award. The artwork was later judged in New York City where she received the scholarship.

The photograph, said Rupcich, is a negative sandwich in which two negatives were placed on top of one another within the enlarger and then developed in the darkroom.

"She is an incredible girl. She is very hardworking and has a great artistic eye," Rupcich said about Stodola.

In addition to Stodola, two other Portage High students received silver medals for their works.

Devyn Cooper received her medal for her jewelry piece entitled "Vintage Roots" and Dana Dutcher received a medal for her watercolor painting "Through the Looking Glass."

Rupcich said both Cooper and Dutcher also qualified to attend the national event at Carnegie Hall and are presently on a waiting list for tickets.

More than 230,000 submissions were received in 28 categories with more than 1,600 students from across the country receiving national medals.

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