16 Works by Students Earn Prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Nine Foxcroft students created 16 outstanding works of art and writing that have been selected for special recognition in the 2023 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards regional competition. 

Four works achieved the coveted Gold Key status — the highest regional designation. The “golden” artists are senior Helen V., who earned two Gold Keys in the photography category, senior Vassiliki M. (ceramics), and sophomore Huston S. (photography).
These Gold Key works will now be judged by a panel of noted visual and literary leaders in New York City. The National Medalists they select will be invited to a ceremony at Carnegie Hall, and their works included in a nationwide traveling exhibition. No stranger to this process, Helen earned a national Gold Medal for her photograph titled "Kafes" during last year's competition and traveled to Carnegie Hall with Fine Arts Department Chair and Photography teacher Julie Fisher to accept her medal.

Silver Keys were received by seniors London H. and Helen V. for their works in the critical essay and photography categories, respectively. Sophomore Rowan J. also received a Silver Key for her mixed media submission.
Senior Sophie M. earned four Honorable Mentions in the ceramics category, and junior Juliana R. acquired two in the photography category. Additional Honorable Mentions were earned by Helen (photography), junior Madison B. (drawing), and sophomore Ella J. (ceramics). 
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, established in 1923, are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers in partnership with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country. It is the nation’s largest, longest-running, most prestigious visual and literary arts program recognizing the accomplishments of students in middle and high school.
Among the artistic luminaries who have served as judges are Langston Hughes, Robert Frost, Edwidge Danticat, David Sedaris, Nikki Giovanni, and Roz Chast. The list of past winners is equally impressive, with Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Sylvia Plath, and filmmaker Ken Burns — as well as Foxcroft Fine Arts teacher Karin Thorndike — among the honored.
View a complete list of Foxcroft’s honored entries.
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