Two Shady Side Academy students have earned national recognition in the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12.
Senior Hyelim "Rose" Lee earned a Silver Medal in art for her mixed media piece Inner Psyche, while eighth grader Leo Rickard won a Silver Medal in writing for his Personal Essay & Memoir piece The Heist. This marks the second straight year that Lee has won a national silver medal for a piece of artwork.
Works that receive a National Medal will eventually be displayed in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards online gallery, and a selection will be included in the Awards' publications and/or the national exhibition in New York City.
Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity and talent of our nation's youth and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers 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 can apply in 29 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published. Regional Gold Key works are judged nationally by a panel of creative industry experts. National Gold and Special Award medalists are invited to be recognized at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Inner Psyche, by Hyelim "Rose" Lee: