Left to right, Annie Zukert, Matt Hershenson and Brittany Chess. Submitted photo

Parents, grandparents and arts teachers from ETHS were all on hand to celebrate the achievements of three Fine Arts students when they received the Ted Van Zelst award. Brittany Chess, who began her high school career at Niles North and then transferred to ETHS, is in her second year of photography studies. She was joined by her father and grandmother.

Matt Hershenson, a senior who will continue his  studies at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, was joined by his parents and Annie Zukert, who will work before tackling advanced studies, had her grandparents at the luncheon lauding her achievements.

Department chair Nick Gehl introduced the students as well as Fine Art faculty members Gina Buck and Petra Maton. Another teacher, Jody Boyer, was unable to attend. Each of the students received a book on leadership and a certificate of achievement.

Kiwanis Club president Jim Wolinski praised the students and the support they receive from their families.