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Seven GHS Students Win Scholastic Art Awards
Seven GHS Students Win Scholastic Art Awards

The 2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Award winners were recently announced, and among those named were seven Greenwich High School students, recognized for their work in art, ceramics and glass, photography, mixed media, and film and animation.

These students submitted their work to the Connecticut Art Region competition for consideration. Student artwork is then juried by professional artists and university art faculty and is selected on merit for inclusion in a state-wide art exhibition held at the Hartford Art School. These students who were awarded Honorable Mentions and Silver Key awards are also eligible to attend The Connecticut Regional Arts Award Celebration.

Greenwich High School Visual Arts Teacher Sheyda Ardalan said, "Our students used various two-dimensional and three-dimensional materials to visualize their ideas and express their thoughts, pushing the boundaries of their creative and cognitive competencies. Their work represented a vast range of superior ability in material use combined with highly developed creative thought process. The entire Art Department is very proud of our students."

Additional details about the individual student projects are available upon request.

Greenwich High School Winners:

  • Josephine Fischer, Senior
    Project Title: Exploration in Metal
    Category: Art Portfolio
    Award: Silver Key, Hartford Art School Scholarship
  • Christine Flood, Senior
    Project Title: The Optimist
    Category: Ceramics & Glass
    Award: Honorable Mention
  • Bailey Gordon, Sophomore
    Project Title: Anxiety
    Category: Ceramics & Glass
    Award: Honorable Mention
  • Isabella Lattuada, Sophomore
    Project Title: The Vessel
    Category: Photography
    Award: Honorable Mention
  • Alexandra Marchetti, Junior
    Project Title: The Missed
    Category: Photography
    Award: Honorable Mention
  • Martina Phelan, Junior
    Project Title: Berber Rug in My Living Room
    Category: Mixed Media
    Award: Silver Key
  • Sarvesh Sundaram, Junior
    Project Title: Am I Alone?
    Category: Film & Animation
    Award: Honorable Mention

About the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

According to their website, each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) apply in 29 categories of art and writing. In 2019, students submitted nearly 340,000 works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards.

Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

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