B-UHS Fine Arts Students of the Week: Katrina Tenney and Alex Jarvis

Each week Buckhannon-Upshur High School features two Fine Arts Students of the Week to highlight the work students are doing in the art world.

Visual Arts Student of the Week: Katrina Tenney

Grade: 12th grade

Student Organizations/Ensembles/Clubs/Arts Activities (in-school): President, B-UHS NAHS (National Art Honor Society) member for two years

Student Accolades (Academic & Fine Arts): Upshur Stars Award for 8th-grade piece, Monochromatic painting entered in an Art Show sophomore year, Honorable Mention for a Strawberry Festival poster contest in 5th grade

Why are the arts important to you? The arts are a way to express yourself in more ways than one. The arts also help me let out my creativity and show others what I can do.

Additional Info: Have taken many art classes and am currently in the AP Art and Design course.

Arts Teacher(s) Name (in school and out): Ms. Ashman (10th), Ms. Meese (11th), Mrs. Thompson (12th)

Performing Arts Student of the Week: Alex Jarvis

Grade: 12th grade

Student Organizations/Ensembles/Clubs/Arts Activities (in-school): Buckhannon-Upshur High School Choir, B-UHS Soundwaves, and Thespian Society.

Student Extracurriculars Arts (community):  I have been a part of The InFamous Art Gallery Collective for two years now! I’ve had several art pieces displayed and purchased there.

Favorite Roles/Pieces/Shows Performed/Etc: My favorite role I’ve played is Mickey in our performance of Puddin’ and the Grumble. Some of my favorite art pieces have been created in ceramics and AP art with Mrs. Thompson. My most recent acrylic painting titled, “Clean Mouth, Dirty Soul,” is one of my best and all-time favorites.

Why are the arts important to you? The arts have always been such a huge part of my life! I’ve been in choir since the fourth grade and have taken almost all of the art classes offered here at B-UHS. Creating has been my passion since I was young, whether it was with Legos, poetry, sculpting, or painting/drawing. I want to use my creativity to show others how amazing the fine arts can be and how truly life-changing they can be.

Future Plans: While I’m still unsure of my future plans, I know the arts will always influence everything I do. I’m grateful for everything I’ve learned throughout the years, and I can’t wait for more opportunities to be successful in the future through college or university.

Arts Teacher(s) Name (in school and out): Jeremiah Smallridge, Taylor High, Heidi Thompson

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