Six students win Scholastic Awards

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MHS senior Mia Kim and juniors Anaka Srinivas and Ella Roach, along with CSCS seniors ZoeWei Wyse and Gabby Weber and junior Owen Mosley each were recently recognzied by the Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards.

Kim won a Gold Key, the highest honor, and two honorable mentions for her poetry. Srinivas won a Silver Key for her personal essay/memoir, while Roach received an honorable mention for her poetry.

Wyse and Weber each won two Silver Key awards in the writing competition, while Mosley received honorable mention recognition in the arts competition for his short film.

All of this year's winners were honored at the annual awards day ceremony on Feb. 9 in Milwaukee. The Gold and Silver Key Awards will also be displayed Feb. 2 through March 17 at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program was founded in the 1920s by Maurice Robinson, the founder of Scholastic Publishing Company.  From its inception, the program has encouraged and recognized achievements in the fine and applied arts. Hundreds of former award winners, including Robert Redford and Andy Warhol, have achieved distinction in the fields of fine and applied art and design.  

A jury of artists, art professionals, and teachers reviewed the nearly entries to select those works that were honored. Artwork is submitted in the categories of Architecture, Ceramics and Glass, Comic Art, Computer Art, Drawing, Fashion, Film and Animation, Graphic Design, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Product Design, and Sculpture.

The Silver Key is a statewide award, while artwork receiving a Gold Key Award goes on to compete for silver and gold medals at the national level, with entries from more than seventy-five other competitions throughout the United States.

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Program is conducted nationally by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, Inc., and is the major competition for students in grades 7-12. Students across America submitted nearly 350,000 original works this year in 29 different categories of art and writing.

Visit the Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards website to learn more.