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Student Artist Receives Two National Silver Medals


St. Johnsbury Academy senior art student Do Young "Kristy" Kwak" earned two national Silver Medals in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her painting entitled "Self Portrait No. 4" and her art portfolio entitled "City-scape" (pictured above).


St. Johnsbury Academy senior art student Do Young "Kristy" Kwak earned two national Silver Medals in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her painting entitled "Self Portrait No. 4" and her art portfolio entitled "City-scape". Eighteen students won regional awards last month for their work in Printmaking, Photography, Drawing and Illustration, Painting, Digital Art, Film and Animation, Fashion, Design, Mixed Media, or for their Art Portfolios, receiving 10 Gold Keys, 17 Silver Keys, and 17 Honorable Mentions.

A letter from the Alliance of Young Artists and Writers, sponsor of the awards, said, "Since 1923, the Awards have recognized teenagers from across the country. By receiving a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Silver Medal, your student join a legacy of celebrated authors and artists including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Lena Dunham, and the renowned filmmaker who will receive our Alumni Achievement Award this year, Paul Chan." Nearly 320,000 works of art and writing were submitted by students in grades 7–12 this year. Only 2,740 Medals were awarded at the national level, representing less than 1% of submissions.

Rodney Reis, Kristy Kwak's painting teacher, said, "Kristy has a unique vision and way of working. She works hard consistently and is dedicated to continually improving her process. I am glad she is getting some well -deserved recognition."

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