This past March, professionals in the Visual and Literary Arts reviewed approximately 10,000 regional Scholastic gold keys, awarding 1400 National Gold and Silver Medals to the most talented students in the nation. These students are invited to an awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall, participate in workshops led by some of the county’s most renowned artists, filmmakers, and writers, and attend an exhibition reception honoring them in New York City’s Carnegie Hall June 9-10.
Founded in 1923, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s largest, longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teenagers in grades 7 through 12. Each year, ambitious students throughout the United States, Canada, and American schools abroad submit more than 150,000 works of art and writing to be evaluated by creative professionals, educators, and scholars.
Aubrey Arnold, grade 8, “The Black Paper Bag”, Poetry, National Silver Medal
Amy Su, grade 8, “Zombies”, Short Story, National Silver Medal
Kelly Nolte, Sophomore, “The City”, Short Story, National Silver Medal Ryan Kirk, “Conformity Essay”, Humor, National Silver MedalART AWARDS:
Tiffany Droke, Senior, “Me, Myself, and I” triptych, Painting, American Visions Medal; the Alliances highest honor Theadora Cordero, Senior, “Hunter”, Painting, National Silver Medal