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Lakeville Area high school students awarded at Visual Arts Exhibit

February 22, 2024


10 pieces of student artwork from both Lakeville North and Lakeville South high schools were recently represented at the South Suburban Conference Visual Arts Exhibit, with four Lakeville area high school students taking home awards for their art. The exhibit ran during the month of February at Normandale Community College.

Riley Okubo (grade 12) of Lakeville North High School earned an Award of Achievement for his acrylic painting titled, Toad

Portrait of Riley Okubo with award-winning acrylic painting titled, 'Toad'

Sophia Yom (grade 10) of Lakeville South High School earned an Award of Achievement for her ceramic and bamboo teapot. 

Portrait of Sophia Yom with award-winning ceramic and bamboo teapot

Kate Bakke (grade 12) of Lakeville North High School earned an Award of Merit for her charcoal art piece titled, Closing Night

Portrait of Kate Bakke with award-winning charcoal art piece titled, 'Closing Night'

Scarlett Svestka (grade 12) of Lakeville North High School earned an Award of Merit for her oil on canvas painting titled, Tossed

Portrait of Scarlett Svestka with award-winning oil on canvas painting titled, 'Tossed'

In addition to the students who received awards, the following students received nominations, but ultimately were not selected, for the Teacher Choice Award. In this category, all the conference art teachers nominate and vote on their favorite pieces. Alex Dobrowski (grade 9) of Lakeville North High School was nominated for her graphite on duralar piece titled, Four Sitting Frogs. Brooke Wagenbach (grade 12) of Lakeville North High School was nominated for her oil on panel painting titled, Eddie’s Demise

Portrait of Alex Dobrowski with nominated graphite on duralar piece titled, 'Four Sitting Frogs'  Portrait of Brooke Wagenbach with nominated oil on panel painting titled, 'Eddie's Demise'

Congratulations to all the Lakeville North and Lakeville South students who had their artwork on display at the exhibit, including:

Lakeville North High School Entrants

Collage of Lakeville North students' submissions to the South Suburban Conference Visual Art Exhibit

  • Leah Hahs
  • Brooke Wagenbach
  • Alex Dobrowski
  • Brody Baker
  • Kate Bakke
  • Josh Lambert
  • Scarlett Svestka
  • Riley Okubo
  • Kiona Crawford
  • Fiona Hamer

Lakeville South High School Entrants

Collage of Lakeville South students' submissions to the South Suburban Conference Visual Art Exhibit

  • Ace Kampf
  • Farel Kponor
  • Jacquelyn Gavin
  • Megan Kottke
  • Justin Ruhland
  • Sophie Liberty
  • Sophia Yom
  • Isabelle Whittingon
  • Toree Bourne
  • Zach Jarchow