Four St. Andreans were recognized with national medals in this year's Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition.
For the past century, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have granted both recognition and scholarships to artists and writers in grades 7-12 (ages 13 and up). Students are invited to submit their creative works to the competition in 29 categories of art and writing; in 2019, more than 340,000 works were submitted to awards committees, which are comprised of leaders in the visual and literary arts. Scholastic Awards are first granted on a local level; works receiving the highest award (the Gold Key Award) at the local level are then submitted to a national competition. The following students received Gold and Silver Medals at the national level:
Lila Feldmann ’20—Poems for the Female Existence, Gold Medal in Poetry
Iris Hwang ’20 (seen here at the 2019 Andrean reading)—The School, Gold Medal in Dramatic Script and Sound with no Letters, Gold Medal in Poetry
Riley Baker ’21—Mousetrap—Silver Medal in Novel Writing
Christine Chen ’21—Raining Leaves, To the Couple in the Kitchen Across from My Window—Silver Medal in Poetry
"This is a huge accomplishment and our best year ever within this competition for the St. Andrew's creative writing program," said St. Andrew's writer-in-residence Will Torrey. "It's a really big deal to win these awards at the national level."
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