This colorful art “Parrot” was created by Scholastic medalist Creyton Nisly, sr.

Eleven Buhler High School artists have recently been recognized for their efforts through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which according to the group’s website is “the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12.”

“This year nationally, students submitted nearly 350,000 works of visual art and writing to the Scholastic Awards.”

The winners from Buhler High School include Gold Key medalists Braden Beauchamp, jr. for his Sphere Sculpture, and Creyton Nisly, sr., in Color Drawing and Illustration.

Silver Key medalists are Payton DeMeyer, jr., for printmaking; and Alysa Marker, sr., digital art.

Honorable Mention included Jacob Brott, fr., digital; Dylan Bruce, sr., painting; Ofelia Carrillo, sr., printmaking; Kate McPherson, jr., printmaking; Iris Rees, jr., photography; Amber Sanford, jr., design; Bethany Yutzy, jr., Christmas Concert Program Cover Design.

“Students receiving Gold Keys, Silver Keys, or Honorable Mentions are celebrated within their communities through local exhibitions and ceremonies,” the Scholatsic site said.

The Gold and Silver Key winners from Buhler and the area are currently on display now at Mark Arts in Wichita.

(Contributions to the story by Kyler Blaylock and Hailea Redinger)

Scholastic medalist Payton DeMeyer’s “Skyview”