Strut Your Stuff, Elk River High School Art Students!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. 539MN

Elk River High School  art students picked up 13 awards in the Visual Arts Minnesota regional, currently on display at Paramount Theatre in St. Cloud, announced their teacher, Rana Nestrud.

This is a great achievement for the students and the high school, along with their instructors. 


Getting first-place honors were senior Molly McLain (works on paper), senior Samantha Phillips (mixed media), junior Nicole Smith (jewelry), senior Nikole Anderson (drawing) and senior Abigail Wright (painting).

Second-places were earned by junior Nate Myhre (ceramics), senior Ashley Holst (jewelry), senior Ryan McDermond (painting) and Michelle Botts (sculpture). Placing third were Nikita Skorykh (ceramics), Kelsey Laugen (jewelry) and Morgan White (sculpture).


There were photographs of some of the works in the local newspaper, the Elk River Star News.  If you get a chance to check out the display at the Paramount Theatre, I think you would be impressed....perhaps, you could pick up a piece of work by a yet unknown star artist.


Have a great weekend!

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Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
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Don - Congratulations to the students at Elk River High School for their top honors!

Apr 14, 2012 07:15 AM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I love those events.  I would have loved to see the artwork, as it is always intriguing what people come up with.  A few years ago, the U had an art contest, and I received the newsletter and was mesmerized by the work that was created.  It is always a mind and heart opener.  A

Apr 14, 2012 07:34 AM #2
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Now, that is something to be proud of.  I was an artist once, too.  We still have one painting of mine hanging in the's in one of the hallways. 

Apr 14, 2012 08:16 AM #3
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It sounds like you have some pretty talented artists up your way. In third grade my daughter won an award for a fall sunset picture she painted. All of the kids had their stuff displayed at a local art gallery. It was really neat.

Apr 14, 2012 09:54 AM #4
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Strut their stuff is right.  Sometimes this can make a career..or, as in Ron's case, a very neat avocation.

Apr 14, 2012 11:07 AM #5
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Don.. when my kids were in school they did all the same types of events.. i have always enjoyed them.. and not only my own kids .. i found it amazing at the talent out there!

Apr 14, 2012 11:11 AM #6
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

This is a great way to acknowledge the talent of our young people.

Apr 14, 2012 11:39 AM #7
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

This is something that I always try to do....make sure the local kids get credit for their accomplishments!

Apr 15, 2012 12:31 AM #8
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

That's very impressive - a real testament to the art department at the high school.

Apr 15, 2012 09:03 AM #9
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

My best friend is a high school art instructor. I am always amazed at the beautiful things her students create!

Apr 20, 2012 06:35 AM #10
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Don -- great localism post -- with so many school districts cutting back on arts programs it is good to hear that Elk River High School's art program is thriving.    

Apr 22, 2012 10:56 AM #11
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