South High senior Mitch Kravec earned a Silver Medal in Digital Art; a National Scholastic Art and Writing Award from the Alliance of Young Artists and Writers.
"Earning a national award from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is the pinnacle of success for a high school artist." said Fine Arts department chairman Glenn Williams. "We are extremely proud of every student in our district for earning this recognition at a national level."
Since 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious award and recognition program for creative teens. This year the Scholastic Awards received 330,000 submissions for the 2018-2019 program year. Receiving a National Medal from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards places these student artists within the top 1% of all submissions from a national pool of art work.
Each year, the Alliance of Young Artists and Writers partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) apply in 29 categories of art and writing. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
For more information about South High Fine Arts, please contact Department Chair Glenn Williams at email@example.com or visit the South High Fine Arts Blog.