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2022 Most Outstanding Fine Arts Senior and Exemplary Artist Celebrated; Reveal Portrait


The 2022 Dr. Bruce Wood Outstanding Fine Arts Senior and Exemplary Art were honored in the ASD Education Center before the start of the May 3 Anchorage School Board Meeting.

The two students were recognized for their high work ethic and talent in the arts during the ceremony. The Service High School jazz band, lead my teacher Christopher Lubken, kicked off the event with an upbeat performance.

The 2022 the Dr. Bruce Wood Most Outstanding Fine Arts Senior is Krissia Tuzroyluk. Krissia is a senior at Service High school. She is Iñupiaq and her hometown is Point Hope, Alaska. Krissia is the president of the Indigenous Student Union at Service high school and the Chairperson of the Native Advisory Committee here in ASD. She will continue her education at Cornell University in the fall pursuing a bachelor's in Business Administration. Krissia is also excited to take classes in the fine arts at Cornell. 

The 2022 Exemplary Artist this year is Joy Kim, chosen because of her exceptional portrait skills to complete the portrait of Krissia. Gipeum Joy Kim, or Joy, was born in Zimbabwe, and found her way to Anchorage as a Dimond Lynx. Her excellence shows in her academic performance and her work in her AP Studio Art class. She is currently a member and the treasurer for Dimond Key Club and a lettering member of NHS. As a Junior, she plans on pursuing another year of AP Art her senior year and continue experimenting in different mediums and styles outside of oil paint. Joy plans on furthering her education after graduation by studying dentistry or graphic design. Whatever major she chooses, she wishes to pursue art outside of school and for the rest of her life

The Dr. Bruce Wood Most Outstanding Fine Arts Senior award was founded by Dr. Bruce Wood, former Director of the Fine Arts in 2018. In this, our fourth year of the Dr. Bruce Wood Most Outstanding Fine Arts Senior award, we honor a senior who shows high work ethic and talent in the arts. This award was created to not only highlight outstanding seniors in the arts but to showcase an artwork created by an exemplary visual artist in the district. This award combination was inspired by a similar project done at Owatonna High School in Minnesota, a school where Dr. Wood taught for six years. Each year, the secondary curriculum committee and department chairs meet in January to review applications, video and portfolio submissions to choose the Dr. Wood Most Outstanding Fine Arts Senior. An exemplary artist from grades 9-12 is then chosen based on portrait skills from their application and portfolio submissions. Both awardees then meet to discuss the vision for the portrait.