January 3, 2020 Kirtland High School students took home five ribbons in the Language category for the 2019 Cleveland Clinic eXpressions program.
KHS students who earned honors under AP English teacher Meriah Duncan were:
• “Empty” by Jordan Jontz (Blue ribbon)
• “Dear Baby” by Hannah Duncan (White ribbon)
• “Regards, Your Daughter” by Nisha Makkar (White ribbon)
• “Patient X” by Ariela Gettig (Honorable Mention)
• “The Fight” by Leah LaVerde (Honorable Mention)
Junior Nisha Makkar also earned a Journey Award for her art submission under art teacher Brian Harvey.
More than 1,400 art, language and math projects from three states, 59 schools and 100 teachers were submitted as part of the Cleveland Clinic eXpressions program. A panel of content specialists used four criteria to evaluate each Language submission – interpretation, presentation, creativity and initiative.
Award-winning projects are featured in the eXpressions catalogue and on the eXpressions website, and will be displayed in the 2019 eXpressions Art, Language and Math eXhibition at Cleveland Clinic’s Health Education Campus. Project will be on display until March 26.