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March 20, 2019

14 Snohomish County Students Receive National Scholastic Medals

Congratulations to the fourteen Snohomish County students who received National Medals for their entries in the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12, received 340,000 works of art and writing for adjudication from regional affiliates across the country, including the Schack Art Center for Snohomish County, Washington. 

The 2019 national medal recipients from Snohomish County:

  • Linda Song, American Visions Medal & Gold Medal, Painting, Still Life, Kamiak High School
  • Nick Heike, Gold Medal, Photography, Paper Corners, Snohomish High School
  • Aubrey Springer, Gold Medal, Photography, Faith, Monroe High School
  • Danny Aguilar, Silver Medal, Photography, Enchant, Lynnwood High School
  • Michael Berg, Silver Medal, Photography, 5i5ty Nic, Glacier Peak High School
  • Kayla Boyd, Silver Medal, Printmaking, Home of Champs!, Snohomish High School
  • Michael Bronson, Silver Medal, Mixed Media, The Foreshadow of Old Artists, Glacier Peak High School
  • Christine Kim, Silver Medal, Painting, Summer Sweets, Kamiak High School
  • Annette Lee, Silver Medal, Drawing and Illustration, Identity Crisis, J Art Academy
  • Shelby Norton, Silver Medal, Drawing and Illustration, The Time We Destroy, Meadowdale High School
  • Bailey Schroeder, Silver Medal, Sculpture, Wasted Knowledge, Mountlake Terrace High School
  • Elizabeth Slywka, Silver Medal, Painting, Coffee at 4?, North Creek High School
  • Nate Spurling, Silver Medal, Mixed Media, Really Abbey?! Really?!, Glacier Peak High School
  • Kristen Walter, Silver Medal, Sculpture, Underwater Exploration, Mountlake Terrace High School

“For 96 years, the Awards have recognized the creative promise of individuals like Andy Warhol, Kay WalkingStick, Sylvia Plath, Stephen King, Richard Avedon, and Zac Posen, and today we honor more than 2,700 teens as they receive national recognition in the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards," said Virginia McEnerney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. “These students join a legacy of teens facilitating important dialogue through their art and writing, and we celebrate their creativity and innovation as the next generation of great American artists and writers."

National Celebration Events (New York City):

  • June 6: National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall: The Gold Portfolio and Gold Medal students across the nation will be honored at Carnegie Hall.
  • May 31-June 8: Art.Write.Now.2019 National Exhibition: More than 1,000 of the top Scholastic Art & Writing Awards visual and literary works will be on display for the public at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons School of Design at The New School and Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery in New York City. 

About the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards:
Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, and are made possible through the generosity of  Scholastic Inc., The Maurice R. Robinson Fund, Command Web Offset Co., The New York Times, New York Life Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, The Herb Block Foundation, Blick Art Materials & Utrecht Art Supplies, Golden Artist Colors, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Entertainment Software Association  Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Amazon Literary Partnership, and numerous other individual, foundation, and corporate funders; and, for the National Student Poets Program, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Poetry Foundation.

For more information about the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, visit the Scholastic News Room: http://mediaroom.scholastic.com/artandwriting.

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