The Brainerd High School annual Fine Arts Banquet was limited this year because of the school's budget issues.
The banquet turned into a reception Monday at BHS with no dinner, but each of about 85 BHS seniors honored for their accomplishments had a moment in the spotlight.
The Fine Arts reception honors students in visual arts, creative writing, debate, drama, mock trial, band, choir, orchestra, Fifth Street Journal, Brainonian and speech.
The high school's jazz band performed "Killer Joe" and the Windfall choir sang, "There Will Never be Another You."
Karissa Janacek (left) was congratulated Monday by visual art instructors Jennifer Cramer and Leah Anderson at the Brainerd High School Fine Arts Recognition night. Janacek was honored for several visual art awards. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls» Purchase reprints of this photo.
Fine arts advisers handed out awards and scholarships. The scholarships recipients were:
Two $500 Crow Wing Bar Association scholarships to Renee Branshaw and Jeff Spear.
Mary Toumi scholarship: Karissa Janacek.
Crossing Arts Alliance $500 scholarship: KoreAnn Martin.
Brainerd Dispatch $400 scholarship: Justin DeChantal.
Nisswa Tax Service $300 scholarship: Rick McLean.
Triple A Award for excellence in academics, athletics and arts: Christopher Dens and Kacie Bahr.
The fine arts awards are as follows:
Excellence in two-dimensional visual art: Christian Gronholtz.
Overall excellence in visual arts: Janacek and Holly Majerus.
Excellence in three-dimensional fish decoy art: Nate Berens.
Windfall singers KoreAnn Martin (left) Emma Widmark, Kate Stevenson, and Katelyn Thesing sang Monday at the Brainerd High School Fine Arts Recognition night. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls» Purchase reprints of this photo.
Outstanding three-dimensional visual art: Christopher Lange.
Overall favorite in three-dimensional visual art: Sam Henderson.
Overall favorite two-dimensional visual art: Gronholtz.
Best in Show: Caitlyn Meyer.
Visual arts honorable mentions: Colin Best, Lange, Janasek, Ben Nelson, Emmett Umlauf, Cameron Pedersen, Alex Buscher and Michaela Saley.
TV Production Fine Art Student of the Year: Patrick Stenglein.
Barbs Student of the Year: Joseph Anderson.
Concert Chorale Student of the Year: Maggie Thurlow.
A Cappella Choir Student of the Year: Ryan Fellman.
Excellence in Concert Band: Kendra Rehnblom.
Joshua Hermerding (left) Sarah Pfingsten and Ryan Fellman Monday played their trombones during a selection by the Brainerd High School Jazz Band at the Brainerd High School Fine Arts recognition night. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls» Purchase reprints of this photo.
Symphonia Orchestra Student of the Year: Jamie Gack.
Chamber Orchestra Student of the Year: Zachary Schneider.
Drama Student of the Year: Kimberly Miller.
Fifth Street Journal Student of the Year: DeChantal.
Writing Award: Kirstin Helmberger.
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