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Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Fourteen Zachary High art students recently had their artwork accepted into the Baton Rouge Gallery's Real Life Experience art show in April, the LSU High School juried show in March or both. First row, from left, are Lauryn Langley, Raegan Dauthier, Emery Stovall, David Heidke and Maya Blitch; and second row, Julianna Voiers, Katie Hostetler, Claytin Goss, Hunter Robertson, Keaton Williams, Anne Marie Falls, Ethan Pittman, Ashlyn Bankston and Lydia Johnson.

Thirteen Zachary High School students were honored April 7 for their acceptance into the Baton Rouge Gallery’s Real-Life Experience juried high school art show.

Two hundred student entries from public and private schools in East Baton Rouge Parish were submitted, but only 50 pieces were accepted into the show.

Four of the students’ work earned recognition: Claytin Goss won second place for her self-portrait; Hunter Robertson and Julianna Voiers earned honorable mentions for their colored pencil drawings; and Ashlyn Bankston was named a finalist in the Dufour Scholarship contest for photography.

Nine students were featured in the Baton Rouge Gallery exhibit, which runs through April 28 at City Park in Baton Rouge. They are Maya Blitch, acrylic mixed media; Raegan Dauthier, graphite drawing; Anne Marie Falls, photography; Katie Hostetler, sculpture and colored pencil drawing; Lydia Johnson, acrylic painting; Lauryn Langley, self portrait in pointillism; Ethan Pittman, photography; Emery Stovall, photography; and Keaton Williams, whose surreal self-portrait in Prismacolor depicted two sides of himself, one side featuring his face that was created and modeled by vines and leaves.

The students are in art classes taught by Megan Buccere, Lauren Conerly and Chloé McCleary.