Maple Grove Senior and Osseo Senior High students scored well at this year’s MSHSL 5AA Visual Arts Competition. Each school submitted 18 student works. Students wrote an artist statement discussing their work and submitted it to three judges for review along with their artwork.

Osseo senior Shelby Noraas’ artwork titled, “Pierced Bottle” earned a Judges’ Choice award. 

The following Maple Grove Senior High students are Superior Level Award winners:

Isabella Hulne

Lillian Chen

Tiana Khambounmy

Riley Gilbertson

Benjamin Andersson

William Nguyen

The following Maple Grove Senior High students are Excellent Level Award winners:

Isabella Hulne

Grant Pooley

Zach Pull

Laura Cullen

Riley Gilbertson

Rebecca Kuffle

Jessica Bruechert

Taylor Nelson

The following Osseo Senior High students are Superior Level Award winners:

Abby Arbeiter

Cade Jahnagile

Desirae Koelsch

Megan Kendall

Meghan Rafferty

Sara Jeet

Shelby Noraas

Sue Mai Vue

Veronica Nash

The following Osseo Senior High students are Excellent Level Award winners:

Alex Clark

Alex Wills

Brian Ellingboe

Christie Watson

Kelly VanDrisse

Malorie Peters

MaryPat Thune

Sammy Hart

Tre Nichols

Ten students from Maple Grove Junior High earned Superior ratings at the Regional Mid-level Solo and Ensemble Festival. This is the highest rating awarded by the event’s judges.

Musicians earning a Superior rating are: Kaylee Shibley, 7th grade flute solo; Janelle Hyde, 7th grade baritone solo; Lucas Jackson, 9th grade clarinet solo; Emilia Biason and Kyra Kjeldahl, 9th grade clarinet duet; and the MGJH jazz combo including Andrew Aakre, Berin Blashack, Calvin Caron, Jacob Hyers, and Andrew Lovdahl.

Approximately 50 band students from Maple Grove Junior High School performed at the festival.

Additionally, Maple Grove Junior High student, Lucas Jackson, attended this year’s Minnesota Band Director’s Association 9th/10th grade all-state band rehearsal and concert at Alexandria High School. 

-May 2015