By Lindsay Wu ’20
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards gave student artists and writers with Gold Keys, Silver Keys and Honorable Mentions for their submissions.
Seventh through ninth grade students were encouraged by their teachers to submit writing or artwork created over the course of first semester. A total of 213 awards were given to students recognized between the middle and upper school campuses.
“I’m super excited. It’s a really cool thing, especially art is underrated at our school. It’s impressive that our school has won so many awards, since most would be proud to get one or two. It really shows the drive of our students,” Hayley Levin ’20 said.
According to the organization’s website, their mission is to identify and recognize students with extraordinary literary and artistic talent. This year, approximately 320,000 works were submitted in 29 different categories from students across America.
“I’m very, very proud of my students. We had more winners than any other private school in the city, and more than most of the arts’ charter schools in the area. These awards just really speak to how intelligent and hardworking our students are, and obviously creative,” visual arts teacher Claire Cochran ’06 said.