Thursday, October 14, 2021

North Schuylkill Artists Participate in Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest

On Wednesday, students from North Schuylkill High School began working on their entry into the 59th Annual North Schuylkill Halloween Window Painting Contest.

Students in grades 7 through 12, paint business windows throughout the district in Ashland, Frackville, Ringtown, Butler Township, and Girardville.

This year's theme was "Fabulous Fall Floral" which was a spinoff idea from the mural project the school did with the Walk In Art Center.

A total of 58 students participated in this year's contest.

Students first submit a drawing on paper of their ideas, and the top selections as determined by the Art Department at North Schuylkill. Students are then assigned a window where they convert their drawing to a painting.

Each year, retired North Schuylkill Art teachers travel from town to town, judging each of the paintings. Prizes are awarded for: Grand Prize, 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, and Honorable Mention.

This year's judges are retired North Schuylkill teachers Mrs. Suzanne O'Neil and Ms. Marybeth Sugrue.