WCCHS Students Place in Upstate Eight Art Show

WCCHS Students Place in Upstate Eight Art Show

West Chicago Community High School artists received awards in the annual Upstate eight Conference Art Show on Dec. 2, 2019 at SciTech in Aurora.

Participating Conference schools submitted artwork from ten of their students in the categories of Drawing, Painting, Ceramics/Pottery, Mixed Media/Printmaking, Sculpture/Jewelry, Photography, Digital Photography, Digital Illustration, Digital Art/Graphic Design, and Time Arts. The show was judged and awards given for 1st-5th place in each category, along with Honorable Mentions. New this year, students had the opportunity to participate in art workshops while the show was being judged. The awards ceremony followed, and students were able to view the entire show.

Of the ten works of art submitted, seven WCCHS students received awards:

Bella Wiehle, Freshman, Carol Stream - 1st Place Drawing

Melody Fabiszak, Senior, West Chicago - 2nd Place Ceramics

Sydney Unger, Sophomore, West Chicago - 2nd Place Drawing

Caitlin Harding, Freshman, Carol Stream - 3rd Place Drawing

Angel Aranda, Senior, West Chicago - Honorable Mention Drawing

Sofia Chanchavac, Senior, West Chicago - Honorable Mention Ceramics

Dayanna Sanchez, Freshman, West Chicago - Honorable Mention Photography

Other student artists participating in the show are Melissa Gonzalez-Ramirez, Ceramics, Max Kazmer, Photography, and Dulce Percaido, Sculpture.

The Upstate Eight Art Show is open to the public on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at SciTech Museum, 18 W. Benton St., Aurora.

Artist Bella Wiehle, 1st Place Drawing

Artist Melody Fabiszak, 2nd Place Ceramics

Artist Sydney Unger, 2nd Place Drawing



Community High School District 94 provides an outstanding educational experience for approximately 2100 students in grades nine through twelve at West Chicago Community High School. WCCHS serves the communities of Carol Stream, Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton and Winfield. For more information, or to be removed from press release distribution, contact Becky Koltz, coordinator of communications and community relations, at (630) 876-6215.

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