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LPS Art Students Recognized For Achievements. Musicians Also Honored.

One of the LPS art pieces submitted to the Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards. Image from LPS Facebook page.

by Wesley Wright
LPS Orchestra Booster Club President

Students from Lakeland Public Schools’ visual art program are making waves in the art community, as seventeen outstanding pieces from 8th to 10th-grade students have been selected for display at the Brooks Museum for the Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards. This prestigious exhibition features artworks from students who competed against over 2,000 peers from the Mid-South region.

The exhibition opens this Saturday, January 27th, at the renowned Brooks Museum of Memphis, marking the beginning of a month-long showcase that will last until mid-February. As part of the immersive experience, art students will embark on a field trip to view the exhibit on Wednesday.

For more details about the show and featured artworks, interested individuals can visit the official link: Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards.

The Lakeland community extends heartfelt congratulations to all participating students and commends those who received awards:

  • Siena Bush: Dinner In Rome – Honorable Mention
  • Camila Cranford: Ink Still Life – Honorable Mention
  • Presley Farmer: Still Life in Ink – Silver Key
  • Baylor Hutchens: In Thought – Silver Key
  • Evan Scott: Light on Linen – Honorable Mention & MR. PARHAM – Silver Key
  • Carrington Criswell: In my mind – Honorable Mention & Landscape – Honorable Mention
  • Sophia Pater: Good Enough – Honorable Mention
  • Jordyn Denegri: Put on a happy face – Honorable Mention
  • Savannah Miller: My Acrylic Dog – Honorable Mention & Shiny Reflections – Honorable Mention
  • Tess Terpstra: my portrait – Honorable Mention
  • Kai Le: Lustrous – Honorable Mention
  • Madison Livesay: My Purple Shoes – Honorable Mention
  • Addi Blu Maness: White Charcoal Still Life – Honorable Mention & A Shot of Creativity – Honorable Mention

All West Weekend: Lakeland Musicians Take Center Stage

In the coming weeks, the spotlight will shift to Lakeland Public Schools’ orchestra and band students who have earned a coveted spot in the All West event. Organized by the West Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association (WTSBOA), this musical extravaganza will feature various clinics, concerts, and meetings, hosted between the Renasant Convention Center and Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.

Key details for the event:

Friday, February 9th:

  • 7:40 pm – 8:05 pm: Middle School String Orchestra
  • 8:15 pm – 8:40 pm: High School Honor String Orchestra

Saturday, February 10, 2024:

  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am: Middle Red Band
  • 9:00 am – 9:30 am: Middle Blue Band
  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am: 9-10 Red Band
  • 11:00 am – 11:30 am: 9-10 Blue Band

The event will be held at 266 N. Front St., with a parking fee of $10. Lakeland students making their mark include:

Middle School Orchestra:

  • Bethany Brown (violin) – 12th chair
  • Chace Adduci (violin) – 18th chair
  • Madelynn Wen (violin) – 38th chair
  • Evan Lowrey (viola) – 4th chair
  • Sidney Latham (viola) – 17th chair
  • Carlos Ferrer (cello) – 10th chair
  • Gabe Mace (bass) – 6th chair

High School:

  • Ben Kanda (violin) – 18th chair
  • Elaina Wright (violin) – 23rd chair
  • Santiago Gonzalez (viola) – 6th chair
  • Thomas Nichols (violin) – 1st Alternate

All community members are invited to attend these remarkable programs and support the talented Lakeland students as they showcase their artistic and musical prowess on a broader stage.