Tonka students win awards at local art competition

Jordan Ferguson won second place in Printmaking and McKayla Jameson won third place in Drawing


Photo submitted by Heather Sulzen

Savannah Moore, Co-copy editor

On Nov. 12, Raymore Peculiar High School held an art competition for students called the Ray-Pec Invitational.

Junior McKayla Jameson and senior Jordan Ferguson both won awards for their art pieces.

“My concentration this year is based on hoarding, so I drew very slowly progressing from fresh to molding,” Jameson said.

Jameson was confident in her artwork and how it turned out after working hard on it.

“It was the best drawing I’ve ever done before,” Jameson said.

Students often work on how realistic their art is in order to make it stand out more.

“I did it with prismacolors, which makes it look realistic so I thought it would be a strong art piece to enter,” Jameson said.

Being an AP Studio Art student has its perks, as they have a wide selection of pieces to enter into competitions.

“It’s definitely a challenge, because you have a new assignment due each week,” Jameson said. “It takes up a lot of time but it’s really fun.”