A ceramic work of art by a New Milford High School student has been accepted by jury into the 2016 National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts’ National K-12 Student Ceramic Exhibition.

Sophomore Kristen Kornhaas’ piece, “Plaid Box,” was selected to be included in the exhibit to be held March 16-19 in Kansas City, Mo.

Kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers across the United States submitted exemplary ceramic works by students for jury.

This year, 154 pieces were selected from over 1,400 pieces submitted.

Kristen’s ceramic piece is being shipped and will be displayed in a gallery along with the other chosen pieces for one month.

She will receive an award, have a photograph of her piece in the show catalog and on its poster.

Kristen is the first student from New Milford to have her work accepted in the K-12 show in nearly 10 years.

NCECA is a worldwide organization that has its annual conference in a different American city each year and celebrates the artists, institutions, educators, exhibitors, galleries, collectors and participants who contribute to advancing the ceramic arts.