Collegiate Students Earn Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. This year, 22 Collegiate School students, including three from the Middle School, earned gold, silver and honorable mention honors.
“These awards recognize the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provide opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated,” said Upper School Fine Arts Chair Pam Sutherland. 

Through the Awards, students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication and scholarships. This year, there were 2,674 visual art entries and 371 writing entries submitted regionally and juried at the Visual Arts Center. Nineteen Upper School students received a total of 23 awards and three 8th Grade students earned one award each.

“Our students work hard to make work that is relevant to them and to find their own voices as visual artists,” said Lower and Middle School Fine Arts Chair Teresa Coleman and art teacher Steve Hart. “It’s nice when their work satisfies their own artistic visions. It’s even more affirming when others recognize that creative commitment too.”

The following Collegiate students received honors for 2020:

Gold Key (proceeds to national competition)
Eve Clemans, 8th Grade (Sculpture)
Alexander Trimmingham, 10the Grade (Architecture and Industrial Design)

Silver Key
Maddie Ball, 11th Grade (Ceramics and Glass)                                                             
Jack Bullard, 12th Grade (Comic Art)
Jack Bullard, 12th Grade (Sculpture)
Jack Hill, 10th Grade (Photography)
Eli Schwartz, 12th Grade (Mixed Media)

Honorable Mention
Katherine Becker, 10th Grade (Poetry)
Bo Brown, 11th Grade (Ceramics and Glass)
Jack Bullard, 12th Grade (Mixed Media)
David Cheon, 10th Grade (Sculpture)
Will Edwards, 10th Grade (Sculpture)
Laila Gwathmey, 11th Grade (Drawing and Illustration)
Charlotte Harrison, 11th Grade (Drawing and Illustration)
Charlotte Harrison, 11th Grade (Poetry)
Rebecca Hidell, 10th Grade (Photography)
Grace Kinder, 12th Grade (Sculpture)
Jessica Lightfoot, 12th Grade (Mixed Media)
Cate Riley 9th Grade (Painting)
Spencer Robinson, 8th Grade (Drawing and Illustration)
Kadin Salhab, 10th Grade (Digital Art)
Eva Siminiceanu, 8th Grade (Mixed Media)
Gracie Song, 11th Grade (Painting)
Connor Yackel, 12th Grade (Drawing and Illustration)
Connor Yackel, 12th Grade (Sculpture)
Emilie Yang, 11th Grade (Painting)