Howell HS student wins scholarship from Lansing Art Gallery

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Kaden Staley

For the second year in a row, a Howell High School student has claimed top honors in the Lansing Art Gallery’s Art Scholarship Alert (ASA). Senior Kaden Staley was selected as the winner of the ASA’s Sara Jane Venable Scholarship. The Sara Jane Venable Scholarship is the highest honor awarded as part of ASA. As the winner, Staley will receive a $1,000 scholarship and have his work displayed during the Lansing Art Gallery’s ASA exhibition April 1-27.

Each year students are encouraged to submit a digital portfolio of original works of art to the ASA exhibition. A jury of art professions determines acceptance into the ASA exhibition and awards based on the quality, consistency, and depth of work in the portfolio. Additionally, one portfolio at each grade level receives an ASA Portfolio Award and that student has multiple works displayed. All other accepted portfolios have one work displayed. This year, the Lansing Art Gallery received 688 student submissions from a nine-county area for this year’s exhibit and selected 89 pieces of artwork.

In addition to Staley, eight other Howell High School students were selected to have their artwork displayed as part of ASA. Those students are Joey Beno, Alexandria College, Vivian Huotari, Abigail Martin, Donovan Mattson, Joey Siep, Nicolette Thompson, and Breanna Weems. Thompson was selected as the Eleventh Grade Portfolio Award Scholarship.

The Lansing Art Gallery’s ASA exhibition runs April 1-27. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The ASA Student Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, April 17. For more information, visit the Lansing Art Gallery’s website at

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