Senior Myia Ray earned first place gold key for her painting “NIGHT DRIVE” in Lowry painting competition to be shown in the Western US region.
Ray explained how excited she was to have won gold key.
“It feels like a shock really because I didn't expect it, when I was first doing the piece it was kind of like I'm not going to get it but I'm going to work my hardest on it and when I got it, it was a sudden shock and I'm really excited and can't wait for the results,” said Ray. “My mother was in such shock when I called her and told her over the phone, my dad was ecstatic when I told him that I had got first place.”
Ray’s Gold Key work will be matted, framed and displayed at a Reno gallery alongside other Gold Key student winners from across the state. Her piece will also be entered into the next level of the competition in the Western US region.
The third place honorable mentions were Bella Bourquin, Brooks Carroll, Destiny DeLaMora, Sarah Fernandez, Kierstan Supplee-Foster, Kaitlin Kieber, Alyssa Mendoza, Elizabeth Rackley, Araceli Rivas, Sara Santana, and Samm Sharp.
The second place silver key winners are Brooks Carroll and Myia Ray.