Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

This year, St. Johnsbury Academy Fine Arts students won a total of 44 regional art awards in this year's Scholastic Art and Writing competition, the most of any independent school in Vermont. 18 students won awards for their work in Printmaking, Photography, Drawing and Illustration, Painting, Digital Art, Film and Animation, Fashion, Design, Mixed Media, or for their Art Portfolios. They received 10 Gold Keys, 17 Silver Keys, and 17 Honorable Mentions. Those students winning regional Gold Keys will be considered for the national competition in the coming weeks.

In 2017, St. Johnsbury Academy senior art student Do Young “Kristy” Kwak earned two national Silver Medals in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her painting entitled “Self Portrait No. 4” and her art portfolio entitled “City-scape”.

In 2016, St. Johnsbury Academy senior photography student Tomoki Nomura earned a national Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for his photograph entitled “Hideous”. Nineteen students won regional (Vermont) awards for their work in printmaking, photography, drawing, painting, and digital art receiving 11 Gold Keys, 12 Silver Keys, and 17 Honorable Mentions.

In 2015, two St. Johnsbury Academy printmaking students were recognized on a national level. Sydney Benjamin's etching "Wires" received a Gold Medal in Printmaking, and Sofia Di Martino's etching "Paul" received a Silver Medal. In total, three national medals were awarded to Vermont fine art students, two of which were awarded to Academy printmakers.





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