Top Hannibal High School art awards announced

HHS winners

Top left: Best of Show – “The Change by Elizabeth Johnston; Top right: Best 3D – “Never Forget" clay bust by Kennedi Gibbons; Bottom: “Fruit ‘n’ Things” oil pastel by Landin Riley. | Photos courtesy of Hannibal High School

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The top awards from the Hannibal High School portion of the annual Young Masters exhibit have been announced by HHS art instructors James Zimmerman and Lisa Wiese. The Young Masters was on exhibit at the Hannibal Arts Council from April 3-25.

Pieces/students winning the top three 2023 HHS awards were:

  • Best of Show – “The Change” by Elizabeth Johnston
  • Best 2D – “Fruit ‘n’ Things” an oil pastel by Landin Riley
  • Best 3D – “Never Forget” a clay bust by Kennedi Gibbons

In addition to the top three awards, additional first place and artistic excellence awards were given.

First place awards (in no particular order)

  • “Catching the News” by Mariah Odom
  • “Rainbow Eyes” by Shelby Spegal
  • “Faucet Study” by Landin Riley
  • “Feelin’ Froggy” by Tabitha Haxel
  • “Angelic Fish” by Jacob Hickman

Artistic Excellence (in no particular order) –

  • “Explosive Personality” by Brooke Bergman
  • “Animal Instinct” by Arabella Campbell
  • “Fruit Salad” (series of 4) by Elaina Dyke
  • “Interjection” by Isabell Hodson
  • “Dusk” by Kameil Crane
  • “Unity” by Madison Leake
  • “Light Up My World” by Tabitha Haxel
  • “Best Friends” by Sidney Zimmerman

The exhibit was sponsored by First State Insurance Agency, General Mills Hometown Grantmaking Program and the Missouri Arts Council. For information on all Hannibal Arts Council programs, call 573-221-6545 or visit or

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