Student-Artists Shine at Scholastic Comp

Sixteen student-artists from High Schools East and West took home 31 awards in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The two gold key winners, Anya Beck (West) and Brandon Valdez (East), will move on to nationals for a chance to compete for $40,000 in scholarships.
The Alliance for Young Writers and Artists partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the awards to local communities. Students in grades seventh-12th compete in 29 categories of art and writing. Luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients, judge the submissions. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

Silver key and honorable mention winners from High School West were: Joseph Aquiare, Anya Beck, Iryna Dovirak, Kyle Finkelstein, Tiffany Holtje, Aaron Kelly, Katelyn Kguloian, Laura Minet, Jessica Pofcher, Arianna Prokos and Griffin Reynolds. Silver key and honorable mention winners from High School East were: Kyle Castiglione, Christian DeMarzo, Brandon Valdez, Jamie Werner and Zack Rosalie.