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HHS students’ artwork named among top in the state, one piece to hang in Governor’s office

Hubbard High School seniors Gabe Gilliland and Zachary Jones have had artwork selected as “top 25” in the 2021 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. For their achievements, Gilliland and Jones will both receive the 2021 Governor’s Award of Excellence. Gilliland has also been selected to have another one of his pieces hang in Governor DeWine’s office.

Artist Gabe Gilliland

In 2021, more than 6,000 artworks were entered for regional judging. Approximately 15% were selected by regional jurors to move on to the state judging. State jurors were then tasked with selecting 300 artworks for inclusion in the 2021 exhibition. State jurors then selected the best 25 pieces in the state.

Gilliland had the greatest showing in Hubbard High School history with one of his pieces earning a spot in the Governor's office, one earning a top 25 finish, and he had two pieces named in the top 300.

Artist Gabe Gilliland

In addition to Gilliland and Jones, Mallory Greenamyer’s artwork was selected as a top 300 piece. Only six times in the 51 year history of the show has a student from Hubbard High School been selected into the top 300. All of those recognitions have occurred since 2013.

Artist Mallory Greenamyer

The 51st Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition will open for online viewing on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at


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