Central Valley Senior High art students finished second at this year’s 2019 Goldenrod Conference Art Show, falling shy of first by .04 of a point behind first place winner Nebraska Christian, said Art teacher Kathy Rakness. She noted her Junior High entries did very well also, garnering a second place finish out of five teams.

“Everyone has worked so hard and done such outstanding work in the classroom,” Rakness said. “I couldn’t be prouder of their efforts.”

Among the fourteen students who received honors was senior standout Taya Kolar who won 2 Best of Show Purple ribbons, 4 Blue and 1 Red. Other students who won honors were:  Rika Takeuchi: 3 Blue, 1 Red, 1 Green; Ivan Sanchez: 2 Blue, 1 Red; Kaitlin Roy: 1 Blue, 1 Red, 1 Green; Haley Thompson: 1 Blue, 3 Red; Tyler Beaty: 1 Red; Ty Neckoliczak: 1 Red, 1 Green; Daniel Kehler: 1 Green; Gabriel Jacobsen: 1 Blue. 

The Junior High entries included: Natalie Poss: 2 Red; Piper Shepard: 1 Blue, 1 Red; Montana LaCost: 1 Green; Taylor Sliva: 1 Blue; Kendra Cargill: 1 Red.

Rakness said she was pleased to see how much the public enjoyed the 2019 Art Exhibit at last Friday’s awards night.