The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the nonprofit organization that presents the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, is pleased to present four National Medals to LOHS students.
Congratulations to Emma Mackela for a National Silver Medal with distinction
portfolio, which includes a $1000 scholarship from Scholastic Art and Writing, Emily Penrose for a National Gold and a National Silver Medal, and Charlotte Wagner for a National Silver Medal. All of these students will be recognized at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 4. Emma and Emily will be invited to participate in this event.
More than 110,000 students submitted nearly 320,000 works of art and writing to the 2020
Scholastic Awards. The work of these students was selected by some of the foremost leaders in the visual and literary arts for excellence in originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Only 3,000 works received a National Medal, which places these students within the top 1% of all submissions.
Since 1923, the Awards have celebrated teen artists and writers from across the country. These students are now part of that legacy, joining the ranks of notable alumni, including Tschabalala Self, Stephen King, Kay WalkingStick, Charles White, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andy Warhol—all of whom won Scholastic Awards when they were teens.
Furthermore, congratulations to the following students whose work was selected
for the Michigan Art Educators' Association (MAEA) Top 100 High School competition: Ana Trujillo Garcia, for her piece, Friends; Mikayla Finneran for her piece, Drugs Hurt; Christina King for
her piece, Muse; and Rachel Moloughney for her piece, Red Pepper Pitcher. Ana’s piece will also be in Governor Whitmer's traveling student art show next year.