Four North High Fine Arts students have earned national Scholastic Art and Writing Awards from the Alliance of Young Artists and Writers.
Kaitlyn Almazan: Silver Medal Drawing and Illustration "Paranoia"
Lucy Quinn: Silver Medal Ceramics and Glass "Utterly Inconceivable"
Kate Sosnovsky: Silver Medal Comic Art "Cosmic Bend"
Cosette Thompson: Gold Medal Drawing and Illustration "The Narrow Doorway"
“We are thrilled for these exceptional visual art students in District 99 and this amazing accomplishment," said DGN Fine Arts Department Chairperson Brayer Teague. "Their hard work and determination, coupled with the exceptional mentoring of their teachers, has propelled them to be recognized at this level. We could not be happier for them."
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 North High Fine Arts, please contact Department Chair Brayer Teague at email@example.com or visit the North High Fine Arts Blog.