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2024 Scholastic Art Show

On January 13, 2024, sixteen Sandburg students competed against students from 40+ high schools in the West Suburban Chicago Regional Scholastic Arts Awards and Exhibition at Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove, Illinois. Our students entered 35 individual works (drawings, photography, sculptures, jewelry, and paintings) and 2 portfolios for the regional competition, which adjudicated nearly 70 portfolios and 1,901 individual works.


Nine of our students won big, taking home an arm full of awards.

  • Katy Bednarz, , Hailey Rafacz, Anwaar Salama,  and Nada EL Zayyat  won Gold Keys.

  • Vivianne Abistado, , Josie Bundy,  Diana Hamed, Nathan Haro, Anka Nergui, Isabel Palomar, and Nada EL Zayyat took home Silver Keys.

And finally,

  • Migle Acas, Katy Bednarz (2), Josie Bundy (2), Alessia Ciura, Stephanie Nolasco, and Juliana MacInnis

gained Honorable Mentions.  

The Gold Key works will now travel to New York City to compete once again. This time, they will be adjudicated nationally against all other Gold Key winners from throughout the United States.  


Our regional exhibition runs from January 28 - February 2, 2024 at Downers Grove North HS.  

Opening ceremony will be on January 28th from 1:00-4:00PM"

Gordon Engelhard

Art Department

Carl Sandburg HS

Gold Keys:

Katy Bednarz

Hailey Rafacz 

Anwaar Salama

Nada EL Zayyat

Silver Keys:

Vivianne Abistado

Josie Bundy

Diana Hamed

Nathan Haro

Anka Nergui 

Isabel Palomar

Nada EL Zayyat

Honorable Mentions:

Migle Acas

Katy Bednarz

Katy Bednarz

Josie Bundy

Josie Bundy


Alessia Ciura

Juliana MacInnis

Stephanie Nolasco


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