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Niles West Students Awarded Tuition Scholarships and Showcase Work in Art Exhibits

Niles West High School students in the Visual Arts Department received a combined $2.56 million dollars in tuition scholarships, the second highest amount of scholarship offers in the state of Illinois this year. The students will compete on Sunday, April 21 at the 2024 Illinois High School Art Exhibition (IHSAE), bringing together some of the best student artists in the state to celebrate the power of art.

More than 100 Illinois high schools will be represented at the exhibition hosted by Art ConnectED. The IHSAE offers unique programs for high school art students and teachers. 

The Northern Regional Exhibition is one of Illinois’ largest and most influential student art exhibitions. Each year, over 150 high schools from across the state participate in this juried exhibition with the top entries in each category awarded prizes and recognition. This unique showcase celebrates artistic expression, achievement, and provides talented young artists with the opportunity to represent their school at a state level. The students representing Niles West in this exhibition are:

  • Stephanie Avram, Painting
  • Rachele Gedin, Design
  • Ajax Hinklin, Mixed Media
  • Brandy Nguyen, Pottery
  • Audrey Taylor, Digital Photography
  • Dana Wang, Sculpture

The Senior Scholarship Exhibition will exhibit some 350+ senior artworks and recognize scholarship offers totaling over $75 million dollars on top of other prestigious awards. The students representing Niles West in this exhibition are:

  • Mary Al-bazi
  • Stephanie Avram
  • Sophie Cordis
  • Summer de la Cruz
  • Rachele Gedin
  • Delaney Gin
  • Nora Graham
  • Felicity Iovescu
  • Brandon Lee
  • Ezra Odeke
  • Soha Rattani
  • Emma Schieffer
  • Molly Schuller
  • Nominfin Shinebayar
  • Seb Stoeterau
  • Dana Wang
  • Grace Zientarski