The regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have been announced with many Tompkins students winning awards. This is a great honor for those students who received awards, because teachers had a limited number of slots for students to compete in. Gold Key winning entries will now have the opportunity to advance and compete for national awards in New York City.
In addition to winning a Gold Key for her drawing entitled “The Immigrant”, senior Christina Zhou was selected as one of the five people from her competing region to be nominated for the American Visions Award. This is the highest regional honor presented by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and only one artist and one writer is presented with the award from each region. The American Voices and Visions nominees are Best in Show awards that most exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. From the pool of nominees, a panel of jurors in New York City selects one artist from each region to receive an American Visions Medal. These medalists are recognized at a national ceremony and the Art.Write.Now exhibition in New York City.
The art department is proudly represented by all of the students who entered the contest, and below are listed the winners from the contest.
Gold Key Winners
Junior Megna Arya (Mixed Media Drawing)
Senior Claire Bai (Watercolor)
Junior Luana do Sacramento (Drawing and Mixed Media Drawing)
Sophomore Lauren Gray (Drawing)
Senior Renee Josse De Lisle (Drawing, Oil Painting, and AP Portfolio Collection)
Sophomore Melody Lu (Drawing)
Senior Mya Stalnaker (Mixed Media Painting)
Steven Song (Drawing)
Sophomore Ashleigh Wendrock (Drawing)
Senior Christina Zhou (Mixed Media Painting and Painting)
Silver Key Winners
Senior Claire Bai (AP Portfolio Collection)
Junior Madeline Langan (Drawing)
Senior Seanna McCarty (AP Portfolio Collection)
Senior Christina Zhou (AP Portfolio Collection)
Junior Tanaya Kumar (Mixed Media Drawing)
Senior Seanna McCarty (Mixed Media Painting)
Junior Isabella Ortigoza (Painting)
Junior Victoria Ramos (Mixed Media Watercolor)
Senior Mya Stalnaker (Oil Painting)