Twelve student artists from District 99 earned National Medals in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. View photos of the art pieces within this Flickr Album.
South Medalists include:
- Emma Ansah - National Silver Medal for Drawing and Illustration, "Held Back"
- Sydney Antiporek - National Silver Medal for Photography, "Lost Time"
- Emmanuelle Copeland - National Gold Medal American Vision Award for Painting, "Laughter"
- Christina Markovski - National Silver Medal for Photography, "Moon Lover"
- Hailey Rodden - National Silver Medal for Photography, "Double Entendre"
North Medalists include:
- Marcus Bacerra - National Gold Medal for Digital Art, “Art Hoes”
- Marion Deal - National Silver Medals for Journalism, “Don’t Trust Anyone Over 30: History, Culture and the Fight for the Future of Jackson, WY” and Poetry, “Eddas in the Kitchen, Kennedy’s Chosen”
- Benjamin Gartlan - National Silver Medal for Drawing & Illustration, “Bus Ride”
- Lock Hegarty - National Silver Medal for Comic Art, “A Taste of CanBoy”
- Carlos Hernandez Jr. - National Gold Medal for Jewelry, “Heavy Hand”
- Savannah Rodriguez - National Silver Medal for Ceramics & Glass, “Groovy”
- Emma Segrest - National Silver Medal for Dramatic Script, “Nate & Chelsea”
"Earning a national award from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is the pinnacle of success for a high school artist," said South High Fine Arts department chairman Glenn Williams. "We are extremely proud of these student artists and their mentor teachers Robyn Bican, Michelle Lynn and Katherine O'Truk for earning this recognition at a national level."
"I am so proud of my wonderfully talented student winners. They have achieved this honor due to a strong commitment, perseverance and a passion for photography," said South High mentor teacher Michelle Lynn.
“We’re incredibly proud of our talented students for earning such distinguished awards,” said North Fine Arts department chairman Brayer Teague. “Many thanks to the students’ mentor teachers Amy Bernard, Robyn Bican, Demetrios Pappageorge, and Marty Voelker.”
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 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.
Student work will be in exhibition at Carnegie Hall in New York, New York starting with an gala opening in June of 2018.
For more information about South High visual arts, contact department chair Glenn Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the South High Fine Arts Blog. For North High visual arts, contact department chair Brayer Teague at email@example.com or visit the North High Fine Arts Blog.