The following is a press release from the Stoughton Public Schools Fine Arts Department:
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Alliance recently recognized eight Stoughton High School art students for their artistic talents.
Founded in 1923, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the longest-running, most prestigious recognition programs for creative teens in the U.S. and the largest source of scholarship funds for young artists and writers.
Each year, ambitious students in grades 7–12 from across the nation and in American schools abroad submit more than 165,000 works of art and writing to be evaluated by visual and literary arts professionals, educators, and scholars.
The Scholastic Art Awards start at the regional level. Students who earn the Gold Key Award will move on to national adjudication in New York City.
The Gold Key Award is the highest level of achievement on the regional level. The Silver Key Award is for works worthy of recognition on the regional level. The Honorable Mention Award is for work demonstrating artistic potential.
SHS Senior Ashley Andrade earned the Gold Key Award for her photography portfolio “Arachnophobia”. Senior Samantha Delosh won a Gold Key Award for her painting “Julia”.
Silver Key Award winners include Senior Sam Butera for his painting “Berts”; Samantha Delosh for her painting “Happiness”; Junior Alec DeNapoli for his painting “Girl on Fire”; Senior Maria Lourie for her painting “A Taste of India”; and Amanda Zacks for her photograph “Fading Repetition”.
Honorable Mentions award winners include Samantha Delosh for her digital art “Right is Right” and for her painting "Self Portrait"; Sophomore Arman Leal for his digital artwork “Mr. Brightside”; and Junior Emma Sinkus for her photograph “In The Wake Of Betrayal”.
Gold and Silver Key award winners have their works on display at the Massachusetts State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza in Boston. The exhibition runs Feb. 11 through April 19. The hours are Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon - 4 p.m.
Gold Key Award winners will have their works forwarded to New York City for national evaluation.
Stoughton Public Schools Fine Arts staff members David Wall and Mark Craig are the art and photography teachers at Stoughton High School.