Congratulations to Cornerstone junior, Sydney Scott, who recently won a Silver Key award for each of the artworks that she entered into the 93rd Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Her drawings were featured in an exhibit at the SCAD Atlanta campus in March.
Sydney was recognized for her achievement at an awards ceremony on March 19. This is quite an achievement and we are proud of how Sydney uses her God-given talents to glorify God.
Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recognize the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Every year more and more teens take part in the program, including young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets and sculptors, video game artists and science fiction writers, along with countless educators who support and encourage the creative process.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Through the Awards, students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Students across America submitted nearly 320,000 original works during our 2016 program year across 29 different categories of art and writing.
Since its founding, the Scholastic Awards have established an amazing track record for identifying the early promise of our nation’s most accomplished and prolific creative leaders. Alumni include artists Andy Warhol, Philip Pearlstein, Cy Twombly, Robert Indiana, Kay WalkingStick, and John Baldessari; writers Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Bernard Malamud, Myla Goldberg, and Joyce Carol Oates; photographer Richard Avedon; actors Frances Farmer, Robert Redford, Alan Arkin, Lena Dunham, and John Lithgow; fashion designer Zac Posen; and filmmakers Stan Brakhage, Ken Burns, and Richard Linklater.
Outside the arts, Awards alumni use their creativity to become successful in any number of ways—leaders in fields including journalism, medicine, finance, government and public service, the law, science, design, and more.
Special thanks to Alliance for Young Artists & Writers for assistance with the information in this blog.
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