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SMES Artists Recognized in Scholastic’s Exhibition and in an Upcoming Ceremony at Carnegie Hall

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GetContentScholastic announced the national gold and silver medal winners in the 90th Art & Writing Awards competition on March 15. There were 230,000 works of art and writing by students in grades 7-12 entered into this year’s competition. Only the top one percent of entries garnered 1,900 national medals. St. Margaret’s Episcopal School junior Liam Lasting is amongst this select group of national medal winners and will be recognized at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City on May 31. Liam’s ceramic work, “Olive Branch,” was awarded a national Silver Key Award. He is the only junior in California to be awarded a national medal in the ceramics/glass category this year.

Last month, we announced that Scholastic awarded 69 state-level Gold Key, Silver Key, and honorable mention awards to 35 St. Margaret’s artists, grades 8-12. Click here to read the article.

Artwork of the Gold and Silver Key Award winners was on display at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center in Mission Viejo from February 11 – March 9. On the last day of the exhibition, Gold and Silver Key Award winners were honored at an awards celebration. Junior Liam Lasting and senior Luke Warren had this to say about the awards celebration on March 9:

“The Scholastic Ceremony was located at the Norman P. Murray Community Center in Mission Viejo. There was a hallway filled with all of the artwork that received state-level silver and gold keys. After observing all of the artwork we entered a room with other children playing string instruments. Once the musical performances were over Mrs. Hannah, a representative from Scholastic’s local affiliate, The California Arts Project, thanked everyone that was involved to make this event happen. She announced all of the students who had work in the competition and gave us our Scholastic gold and silver certificates. After the ceremony, pictures were taken of the award winners and their work. These pictures were posted in The Orange County Register’s, OCVarsity Arts the following week.”

For the first time ever, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards will webcast the National Awards Ceremony live from Carnegie Hall on May 31 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Learn more at www.artandwriting.org.


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