Owens '19, Shoreibah '19, and Shepherd '19 Win National Medals in 2019 Scholastic Awards

Indian Springs students have received two Gold Medals—awarded for the “most outstanding works in the nation”—and one Silver Medal in the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Kendall Owens ’19 — Gold Medal, Poetry | “Encore”
Nada Shoreibah ’19 — Gold Medal, Personal Essay/Memoir | “Khayat-ing”
Abigail Shepherd ’19 — Silver Medal, Printmaking | “Ozone”

340,000 works of art and writing were submitted to the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Students who were awarded Gold Keys at the regional level (Springs had ten!) were then judged nationally by a panel of creative-industry experts to receive National Medals. Gold Medals were awarded for “the most outstanding works in the nation” and Silver for “works demonstrating high honors on the national level.” Owens ’19, Shoreibah ’19, and Shepherd ’19 will be recognized in part at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall this June.

Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program seeks to celebrate student achievement in the visual and literary arts in 29 categories, including architecture, photography, flash fiction, poetry, painting, novel writing, video game design, and more. Submissions are evaluated for originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision.

A huge congratulations to Kendall, Nada, and Abigail—and go Springs!