MMS Students Receive Awards in Cleveland Clinic’s eXpressions™ Art Program

image001 image004Two Mayer Middle School students’ artwork has been recognized by the Cleveland Clinic’s eXpressions™ Art Program.

Students chose a piece of medical research conducted by other high school students at the Cleveland Clinic over the summer of 2016. They then created artwork that visually expresses the medical research.

Paige Anders, grade 8, received a white ribbon for her piece based on the Mahoney, Margaret: Real-World Prevalence of Post-ECT Headaches research.

Jenna Reitz, also an eighth-grader, received an Honorable Mention for Amujiogu, Ifeanyi: Safety Analysis of Bariatric Surgery in Patients With Congestive Heart Failure


Their art teacher, Annie Clouse, is very proud of her students’ accomplishment. “Even though the program is geared for high school students, these girls created artwork that genuinely contends with high school work, both technically and conceptually,” she said.

According to the press release from the Cleveland Clinic, roughly 1,500 art, language, and math projects from 51 schools were submitted last month as a part of eXpressions™. An esteemed panel of art and science professionals used four criteria to evaluate each art submission: interpretation, presentation, creativity, and initiative.

The students win $50 and $25, respectively. Each teacher of an award-winning student will also receive a $100 educational grant.

The award-winning projects will be featured in the Cleveland Clinic’s eXpressions™ catalogue and on their website, and will be displayed in the 2017 eXpressions™ Art, Language, and Math eXhibition at the Global Center for Health Innovation. The opening, including a formal program and reception, will be held on February 9, 2017.



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