Twenty Springs Students Win Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Twenty Indian Springs School students have received 36 awards—including 10 Gold Keys, the highest level of achievement at the regional level—as part of the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!

Catherine Belser '20
Honorable Mention | Photography

Frances Carraway '20
Silver Key | Photography
Silver Key | Painting

Shelby Connor '19
Silver Key | Digital Art
Honorable Mention | Digital Art

Matti Rose Lawrence '19
Honorable Mention | Personal Essay/Memoir

Nicol Mai '22
4 Gold Keys | Photography
Silver Key | Sculpture

Hooper Markert '21
Silver Key | Photography
Honorable Mention | Photography

Kendall Owens '19
Gold Key | Poetry
Silver Key | Personal Essay/Memoir
Honorable Mention | Personal Essay/Memoir

Spencer Robinson '19
Honorable Mention | Sculpture

Shauna Moore '20
Silver Key | Photography

Sabra Rogers '20
Gold Key | Photography
Silver Key | Photography

Abigail Shepherd '19
Gold Key | Printmaking

Nada Shoreibah '19
Gold Key | Personal Essay/Memoir

Laura Sovacool '20
Silver Key | Ceramics & Glass

Emma Storm '19
Silver Key | Personal Essay/Memoir

Laura Nell Walker '20
Silver Key | Personal Essay/Memoir
Honorable Mention | Personal Essay/Memoir

Emery Walton '19
Silver Key | Personal Essay/Memoir

Emma Wang '20
Gold Key | Novel Writing
2 Silver Keys | Short Story
Silver Key | Personal Essay/Memoir
Honorable Mention | Personal Essay/Memoir

Sophie Young '19
Honorable Mention | Photography
Honorable Mention | Personal Essay/Memoir

Charlie Zhang ’19
Gold Key | Personal Essay/Memoir

Stephen Zheng '21
Honorable Mention | Photography

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.

Notable Scholastic alumni include Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, Robert Redford, Ken Burns, and other creative visionaries.

“I’m so proud of our students,” says creative writing teacher Anabel Graff. “Yes, that their work has been recognized by this prestigious institution, but mainly for the work they have done to get there...their willingness to be vulnerable, their openness and creativity, their commitment to the hard work of craft and revision. I’m thrilled that they will have the chance to share their words, thoughts, and hearts with others. That’s truly an honor and for that I congratulate them.”

“These awards are a clear indication that the work being done in our arts and writing courses is extremely strong and competitive at a high level,” says Head of School Dr. Sharon Howell. “We’re so proud of the students and grateful for the faculty guiding them.”

Students receiving Gold Keys will advance to compete for Gold and Silver medals at the national level this spring. To learn more about the awards, visit www.artandwriting.org.

Congratulations to Springs’ 2019 winners!
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