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George School Writers and Artists Receive Scholastic Honors

"In Transition" by Michelle Kalunda '21 (Photography; Gold Key)

George School students took home sixty Scholastic Art and Writing prizes in the 2021 Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, announced on January 28, 2021. Eleven students received Gold Key awards, reserved for the most outstanding student writers and artists in the Pennsylvania region. Their works will be considered for national-level recognition. In addition, Elliott Brown ’21 was nominated for an American Voices award for his poem “Ask No Questions, Hear No Lies.”

The students who received Scholastic Gold Keys are:

  • Kira Barich ’21 (journalism)
  • Elliott Brown ’21 (poetry)
  • Annika Crawford ’22 (drawing & illustration)
  • Rachel Delie ’23 (photography)
  • Katie Rose Hendry ’22 (photography)
  • Forest Ho-Chen ’22 (journalism)
  • Michelle Kalunda ’21 (photography; two awards)
  • Yuei (Tori) Lee ’21 (photography)
  • Aniketh Phalcomepely ’21 (photography)
  • Emmett Schmucker ’23 (photography)
  • Jasmine Zhang ’22 (digital art)

Seventeen Scholastic Silver Key awards went to eleven students and Honorable Mention awards were received by nineteen students. See the complete list of Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners from George School.

Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Gold Key works are automatically considered for national recognition and are judged by an impressive panel of creative industry experts to receive National Medals.

“Our students work tirelessly in their respective studios to refine techniques and skills, while developing critical thinking and searching for their own voices,” said Danielle Picard-Sheehan, director of visual arts and photography teacher. “Each student recognized should be very proud of their achievements.”

“These awards are a demonstration of the quality of our students and the strength of writing as a whole in our English Department,” said Melaina Young, head of the English Department. “Students who were recognized for their writing are members of the George School Writer’s Focus class, a senior International Baccalaureate class elective.”

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, creativity, skill, and talent of our nation’s young people. These awards continue to celebrate, showcase, and inspire young artists.

Selected award-winning photography and art are highlighted below in the slideshow. Works from writing award winners are available here.

 

 

Scholastic Arts Awards 2021

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"In Transition" by Michelle Kalunda '21 (Photography; Gold Key)
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"Pastor" by Michelle Kalunda '21 (Photography; Gold Key)
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"Flowers at the Shop" by Aniketh Phalcomepely '21 (Photography; Gold Key)
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"We're Briefly Gorgeous" by Annika Crawford '22 (Drawing & Illustration; Gold Key)
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"Social Convention" by Jasmine Zhang '22 (Digital Art; Gold Key)
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Emmett Schmucker '23 (Photography; Gold Key)
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"Between the Lines" by Katie Rose Hendry '22 (Photography; Gold Key)
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"1800 Hours in Apt 39L: My Grandmother and I" by Julian Lentchner '23 (Photography; Silver Key)
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"Beautiful" by Cecilia Wang '22 (Digital Art; Silver Key)
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"Dream" by Cecilia Wang '22 (Digital Art; Silver Key)
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"Passing Through" by Cecilia Wang '22 (Digital Art; Silver Key)
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"Delicate Touch" by Gemma Hutton '22 (Photography; Silver Key)
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"Claire" by Gemma Hutton '22 (Photography; Silver Key)
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"Overlooked" by Gemma Hutton '22 (Photography; Silver Key)
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"Flower Arrangement" by Lexi Alloway '21 (Photography; Silver Key)
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"Peace, Love, and Granola" 1 of 3 by Bella Stewart '21 (Mixed Media; Silver Key)
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"Peace, Love, and Granola" 2 of 3 by Bella Stewart '21 (Mixed Media; Silver Key)
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"Peace, Love, and Granola" 3 of 3 by Bella Stewart '21 (Mixed Media; Silver Key)
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"Broken" by Gabrielle Whitaker '21 (Digital Art; Silver Key)
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"The End of Summer" by Olivia Garrett '23 (Photography; Silver Key)
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"Cat and Fall" by Neil Ning '24 (Photography; Honorable Mention)
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"Smile for Me" by Catie Jane Ungaro '22 (Digital Art; Honorable Mention)
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"Joy" by Cecilia Wang '22 (Photography; Honorable Mention)
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"Hide and Seek" by Gemma Hutton '22 (Photography; Honorable Mention)
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"Promises Made Promises not Kept" by David Shields (Digital Art; Honorable Mention)
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"Sheep" by Colette Pugliese '24 (Photography; Honorable Mention)
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"Chrysanthemum" by Colette Pugliese '24 (Photography; Honorable Mention)
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"Solitude" by Cecilia Wang '22 (Photography; Honorable Mention)
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"My Mother in Dusk" by Cecilia Wang '22 (Photography; Honorable Mention)
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"Simplicity" by Harnoor Riar '23 (Photography; Honorable Mention)
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"Crossing Paths" by Katie Rose Hendry '22 (Photography; Honorable Mention)
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"Two Teeth" by Lexi Alloway '21 (Photography; Honorable Mention)
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"Delicate Web" by Maura Whalen '23 (Photography; Honorable Mention)
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"Wrinkles of the Water" by Maura Whalen '23 (Photography; Honorable Mention)
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"Self Portrait" by Melissa Ford '21 (Photography; Honorable Mention)
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"Bathroom Self Portrait" by Melissa Ford '21 (Art Portfolio; Photography; Honorable Mention)
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"Elegant Self Portrait" by Melissa Ford '21 (Art Portfolio; Photography; Honorable Mention)
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"Fireplace Self Portrait" by Melissa Ford '21 (Art Portfolio; Photography; Honorable Mention)
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"Flowered Self Portrait" by Melissa Ford '21 (Art Portfolio; Photography; Honorable Mention)
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"Wallpaper Self Portrait" by Melissa Ford '21 (Art Portfolio; Photography; Honorable Mention)
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"Metropolitan" by Cecilia Wang '22 (Digital Art; Honorable Mention)
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"Home in the Sky" by Rachel Delie '23 (Photography; Honorable Mention)
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