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BCAT Students Master Regional Art Competition



Students in the Center for Visual Arts (CVA) and students in the Graphic Communications classes at Burton Center demonstrated their tremendous talent and skill at an annual regional art competition. The Scholastic program, sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for young adults in the arts. This year BCAT students swept the awards, being the only Roanoke County school with winners, collecting an impressive 14 Gold Keys, 18 Silver Keys, and 27 Honorable Mentions.

All of the Gold Key winners will now compete at the national level.

Our regional host, The Fine Arts Center of the New River Valley, created an online gallery at in lieu of an in-person art show.

Congratulations to all of our regional winners!

Gold Keys:
Urunna Anyanwu (3 Gold Keys)
Andrea Gonzalez
Malia Hawthorne
Taylor Kirk
Allison Matthews
Hannah Stacy (2 Gold Keys)
Maggie Walsh (2 Gold Keys)
Emma Shaver
Elliot Danz

Silver Keys:
Urunna Anyanwu
Andrea Gonzalez (2 Silver Keys)
Allison Matthews
Michael Reid
Hannah Stacy (5 Silver Keys)
Nathan Tryal (2 Silver Keys)
Maggie Walsh
Emma Shaver
Gabrielle Spencer
Katie Grant
Evan Rogers
Avery Tung

Honorable Mention:
Urunna Anyanwu (3 Honorable Mentions)
Nick Boksa
Andrea Gonzalez (3 Honorable Mentions)
Taylor Kirk (2 Honorable Mentions)
Julia Langheim
Allison Matthews (2 Honorable Mentions)
Michael Reid (2 Honorable Mentions)
Hannah Stacy (3 Honorable Mentions)
Maggie Walsh (3 Honorable Mentions)
Emma Shaver
Ashley Ditmore
Jayden Milne
Caroline Moore
Noah Moretz
Regan Pyle