Colorado Springs Charter School Students Win 1st in Art

Vanguard Students Earn First Place at the 2012 Congressional Art Competition

Elephant Drawing (by Whitney Schuck)
Elephant Drawing (by Whitney Schuck)
  • Elephant Drawing (by Whitney Schuck)
    Elephant Drawing (by Whitney Schuck)
    Elephant Drawing (by Whitney Schuck)
    Elephant Drawing (by Whitney Schuck)
  • Printmaking (by Kelsey Gloss)
    Printmaking (by Kelsey Gloss)
    Printmaking (by Kelsey Gloss)
    Printmaking (by Kelsey Gloss)
  • Painting (by Karissa Gonzalez-Othon)
    Painting (by Karissa Gonzalez-Othon)
    Painting (by Karissa Gonzalez-Othon)
    Painting (by Karissa Gonzalez-Othon)

Students at The Vanguard School, a Colorado Springs charter high school, won first place in drawing, printmaking, and painting at the 30th annual Congressional Art Competition!  This regional competition hosts 25 high schools in the Pikes Peak region, and each school can submit up to five entries to any of the seven artistic categories.  Whitney Schuck, junior, earned first place in drawing for her elephant.  Seniors Kelsey Gloss and Karissa Gonzalez won first for printmaking and painting, respectively.  Greg Custer, the art teacher at the Colorado Springs school, shared, "I would like to thank Congressman Doug Lamborn for sponsoring this competition.  These kinds of events provide great feedback for the students in the powerful form of recognition.  I am very proud of their accomplishments."