Students, families and educators attended the Norman Gottlieb Youth Art Show award reception recently at the Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach.
Participating high schools were Cabrillo, Jordan, Lakewood, McBride, Millikan, Poly, Reid, Renaissance and Wilson. Student winners at the high school level were: first place, Kelcey Christen of Millikan; second, Kate Nghi Nguyen of Wilson; and third, Khanh Truong of Poly. The Board of Directors Award went to Kayla Eble of Lakewood.
Participating middle schools were Franklin, Hoover, Hughes, Marshall, Robinson, Rogers, and Stanford. Winners at the middle school level were: first place, James Sindo of Rogers; second, Maralin Galindo of Hughes; and third, Avery Wu of Marshall. Honorable mention went to Colin Faulkner of Marshall; Kyla Fauthien of Rogers; Jimmy Garcia Peneda of Robinson; and Jaylene Rem of Hoover. The Board of Directors Award went to Mika Darmawan of Stanford.
Art teachers Michelle Barisoff of Lakewood, and Roxana Taboada-Pena of Stanford won the Honigman Award for Inspired Visual Arts Education.