26 high schools, 177 students participating in Hastings College mural competition

Hastings College will host 177 high school students from 26 schools across Nebraska for the third annual Jackson Dinsdale Art Center Mural Competition on Friday, September 14.

Working as teams, high school students will create 46 x 76 inch vinyl murals using paint, which will then be judged by Hastings College senior art majors. The creative theme is kept a secret from the teams until just before they begin work. It’s a challenging and fun event for the students — and their art teachers!

Students with the top mural will be offered their own gallery show at the JDAC on campus and receive a custom glass trophy created by art professor Tom Kreager that can be placed at their school. Second through fourth place mural teams will receive a custom glass trophy created by Kreager.

At the conclusion of the event, schools will be allowed to take the murals to hang in their high schools.

What: JDAC Mural Competition
When: Friday, September 14
Time: 10:00am-3:30pm; painting is 10:30am to 2:00pm (the best time for photos/video/interviews is 12:30 to 2:00pm); awards are at 3:00pm.
Where: Jackson Dinsdale Art Center, 700 E. 12th St., Hastings, NE 68901 (additional parking at Lynn Farrell Arena)
Why: 170 students from 26 high schools divided into 32 teams will compete in a mural painting competition

High schools participating:

  • Adams Central High School
  • Ainsworth Community Schools
  • Benson High School
  • Broken Bow High School
  • Crete High School
  • Doniphan-Trumbull High School
  • Elm Creek High School
  • Elwood High School
  • Exeter-Milligan High School
  • Garden County High School
  • Grand Island Senior High
  • Hampton High School
  • Hastings Senior High School
  • Hershey High School
  • Kearney High School
  • Kenesaw High School
  • Lawrence/ Nelson High School
  • Lincoln North Star High School
  • Grand Island Northwest High School
  • Omaha Burke High School
  • Overton High School
  • Saint Cecilia High School
  • Shelby-Rising City Public School
  • Silver Lake High School
  • St. Paul High School
  • Thayer Central High School

Hastings College is a private, four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report and a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review. For more, go to hastings.edu.

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