Lost in Thought by Olivia Potts
Self-portrait by Matthew Holding
Two students from Weldon E. Howitt Middle School have each been honored with 2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.
For her self-portrait, Lost in Thought, Olivia Potts received the prestigious Silver Key award in the Drawing and Illustration category. Matthew Holding received an Honorable Mention for Excellence in Art for his self-portrait in the Drawing and Illustration Category. Olivia is enrolled in Ms. Ginexi's Studio Art class, and Matthew is in Ms. Byers' Studio Art class.
"We are very proud of our students, who work tirelessly to become better at their craft,” said Ms. Ginexi. “A lot goes into the act of creation that most people don't see. Taking something from an abstract idea and being able to execute that concept, to bring to fruition a concrete product that demonstrates the knowledge that they've gained through the learning process is elemental. It's nice to have our students’ hard work acknowledged."
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. Since their founding in 1923, the awards have established an amazing track record for identifying the early promise of our nation’s most accomplished and prolific creative leaders.