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Students Paint Murals During Summer Break

Students Paint Murals During Summer Break

Anna Chen and Sarah Moskovitz

September 14, 2018


Filed under A & E, Showcase, Visual Arts

Over the summer while students soaked up the sun, hardworking Midlo art students, Amanda and Ashley Jennings, Trinity Hicks, Carlie Snidow, Kylie Redden, and Rhianna Holdren spent hours painting two beautiful murals near the English and World Language halls. Every week, starting from mid-July to the end of...

Famous Midlo Alum Directed Donnie Darko

Famous Midlo Alum Directed Donnie Darko

Emily Gundel, Midlo Scoop Staff

May 14, 2018


Filed under Visual Arts

James Richard Kelly, better known as Richard Kelly, is an American film director and writer. Kelly is best known for writing and directing the cult classic Donnie Darko in 2001. Kelly was born in Newport News, Virginia, to Lane and Ennis Kelly. He grew up in Midlothian, Virginia, where he attended Midlothian Hi...

Wimbish Qualifies as Semifinalist for Presidential Scholarship

Wimbish Qualifies as Semifinalist for Presidential Scholarship

Anna Chen, Copy Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Visual Arts

Congratulations Liza Wimbish for qualifying for the semifinals of the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholarships, which recognizes exemplary talent in creative arts, high scores on the SAT/ACT, or ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Out of 5,300 students, Wimbish was recognized as...

Miller Earns Recognition for Photography

Miller Earns Recognition for Photography

Samantha Johnson and Alyssa Marchese

April 11, 2018


Filed under Visual Arts

Sophomore Paul Miller recently won a Scholastic National Silver Key for his captivating photograph titled "Smoke Break." Miller has taken Photography as an educational course since freshman year and says he was inspired to take photo from his grandmother, who was a “professional nature photographer ...

Scholastic Award Recipients Honored at Local Ceremonies

Scholastic Award Recipients Honored at Local Ceremonies

Maddie Burke and Tesni Stephen, Education Manager, Visual Arts Center of Richmond

February 21, 2018


Filed under A & E, Visual Arts

The Scholastic Awards Closing Reception for Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention will take place at The Visual Arts Center in Richmond, this Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 1-4 pm. All certificates will be available for pickup at 1 p.m. If participants are unable to make it to the celebration,...

Scholastic Key Winners Announced

Scholastic Key Winners Announced

Maddie Burke, Midlo Scoop Staff

February 16, 2018


Filed under A & E, Showcase, Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Department is proud to share the results for the Regional 2018 Scholastic Art awards. A total of 39 students have collectively received a total of 77 awards, including: 21 Gold Keys, 19 Silver Keys, and 37 Honorable Mentions. The Gold Key regional winners will proceed to judging at the...

Congratulations to Visual Arts Scholastic Gold Key Winners

Congratulations to Visual Arts Scholastic Gold Key Winners

Maddie Burke and Emily Gundel

January 31, 2018


Filed under A & E, Showcase, Visual Arts

Congratulations to our Visual Arts students and teachers, as Midlothian High School received more awards (keys) at the Scholastic Competition than any other high school in the central region area with 77 total.  Of those 77 awards, 21 were of the highest honor - a gold key.  Please extend an extra c...

The Greatest Showman Wows Audiences

The Greatest Showman Wows Audiences

Marisa Ruotolo, Midlo Scoop Staff

January 23, 2018


Filed under Visual Arts

On December 22, 2017, The Greatest Showman hit theaters in Richmond. The trailers leading up to the day excited many and boosted expectations through the roof. The movie, which recounts the true story of P.T. Barnum, is receiving critical acclaim as a “heartwarming film” that tells the history o...

Good Morning, Midlo

Good Morning, Midlo

Midlo Scoop Staff

October 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Visual Arts

Midlo English teacher, Mr. David Wilson, took a moment on his way into school on Friday, October 6, 2017, to appreciate the beautiful view. Great shot, Mr. Wilson!

Exuding Creativity

Exuding Creativity

Sam Stenner, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Visual Arts

In honor of Youth Art Month, on March 15, 2017,  Midlothian High School  faculty and students participated in a Creative Dress Day, sponsored by NAHS. The fun-filled Creative Dress Day was chock-full of experimental outfits that reflected Midlo's true creativity. The outfits ranged from abstract pai...

The Keys to Success

The Keys to Success

Mrs. Marie O'Kleasky

April 3, 2017


Filed under Visual Arts

Several Midlo Art students received National Scholastic keys on Saturday, March 25. Many earned silver and gold keys on the regional level, but some exceptional artists achieved keys on the National level. Liza Wimbish (11) - Photography, National Gold Michael South (12) - Computer Graphics, National Gold ...

Show Your Creativity!

Show Your Creativity!

Jake Petrillo and Mrs. Marie O'Kleasky

March 10, 2017


Filed under Visual Arts

On March 15, 2017, in honor Youth Art Month, Midlo will host Creative Dress Day, sponsored by the National Art Honor Society. We would love to have as many students, faculty, administrators, and staff digging deeply into his or her creativity and joining the art department for this exciting day! We will jud...

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