Winners of the Nolde student art competition announced [Spotlight] – Reading the eagle

The Art Plus Gallery has announced the winners of the 2022 Nolde Forest Nature Student Art Competition. The awards were presented Saturday at the McConnell Hall of the Nolde Environmental Education Center by Helen Reinhold Gordon, a member of West Reading-based nonprofit art cooperative that produces the annual competition. The awards were primarily funded by The Friends of Nolde Forest.

Now in its seventh year, the competition is open to all Berks County students from 1st to 12th grade. All works of art will be presented until 2022 in the online gallery at

Here are the winners:

Grades 1-2

First: Colton Pratt, Mifflin Park Elementary School, “Spillway at Angelica Creek”

Other: Claire Byrne, Twin Valley Elementary Center, Black-Capped Chickadee

Third: Aurelia Myotte, LaSalle Academy, “Beautiful Butterfly”

Staff Selection Award: Molly Leiss, Twin Valley Elementary Center, American Goldfinch

Grades 3-4

First: Kendall Smith, Twin Valley Elementary School, “Rainbow Trout”

Other: Matthew Doxie, LaSalle Academy, “Owl Hunting in Nolde”

Third: Jace Dorta, Shillington, “Golden Eye Owl”

Grades 5-6

First: Juliana Reinard, LaSalle Academy, “The Nature of Nolde Castle”

Other: Catherine Basehoar, La Salle Academy, Sunset Fox

Third: Karina Andrade, Sv. Petar, “Birches”

Seventh-grader, who studied at home, Joshua Griffith from the city of Exeter, won first place for 7-8 grades for the film “After the Rain”.

7-8 grades

First: Joshua Griffith, Exeter Township, Home School, “After the Rain”

Second: Serena Burkey, LaSalle Academy, “Nolde Forest”

Third: Faith Hartman, Exeter Junior High, “Tranquil Wings”

Staff Selection Award: Madelyn Ciemiewicz, Conrad Weiser High School, “Nature Breathes”

Staff Selection Award: Alexei Armusik, Hamburg, PA Cyber ​​Charter School, “The Nolde Mansion”

Grades 9-10

First: Alizarin Capeland, Exeter Senior High, “Snail’s Step in Nolde”

Others: Tyler Casiano, Exeter Senior High, “A Nolde Music Maker”

Grades 11-12

First: Morgan Herb, Exeter Senior High, “Feeling Green”

Other: Nadija Armusik, Hamburg High School and Armusik Academy of Classical Arts, “My Sister in the Nolde Forest”

Third: Kaelyn Vandenbree, Exeter Senior High, “Forest Prayers”

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Penn State College of Arts and Architecture in collaboration with the Reading Symphony Orchestra League will present the next lecture Your Know Symphony on Wednesday, May 18, at 7:30 pm at The Highlands, 2000 Cambridge Ave., Wyomissing. The lecturer will be Dr. Graham Bier, Music Director of the Reading Choral Society. The fee is $ 5. Registration is appreciated, but is not required by calling 610-396-6220. The fee can be paid at the door. The lecture is on the eve of the next RSO concert, which is scheduled for May 21 at 7:30 pm at the Santander Center for the Performing Arts.

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