Originality, skill and vision were three key factors panelists looked for
while judging the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing competition. Eleven Niskayuna
High School students stood out among other entries and received Gold Key, Silver
Key and Honorable Mention acknowledgments at the regional level of the
The work of 11th-grader Mary Johnson and 12th-grader Ray Posner reached the national level of competition where Johnson was awarded a Gold Medal for her photograph "Inside," while Posner received a Silver Medal award for his art portfolio, "Intimacy."
Receiving a national award placed Johnson and Posner in the top one percent of the competition's 320,000 submissions. Johnson, along with other national Gold Medalists, will be honored during a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in June.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the longest-running recognition program and the nation's largest source of scholarships for teen artists and writers. Past winners include Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Robert Redford and Stephen King.
|Audrey DeBritz||12||Wallenpaupack||Silver Key||Photography|
|Alta Fox||12||Forget Me Not||Silver Key||Video|
|Mary Johnson||11||Inside||Gold Key||Photography|
|Yushi Li||10||Rotation||Silver Key||Photography|
|Riley Moran||12||Church Closet||Honorable Mention||Photography|
|Beca Piascik||12||Flooded||Silver Key||Photography|
|Fly on the Block||Honorable Mention||Photography|
|Ray Posner||12||Intimacy||Gold Key||Photography|
|Emilie Ravena||12||LOVE||Honorable Mention||Photography|
|Allie Seminer||12||Lock 7||Silver Key||Photography|
|Into the Depths||Silver Key||Photography|
|Davya Weiss||12||Milky Way||Gold Key||Photography|
|Sierra Whitney||12||Breathe||Silver Key||Photography|
|Death of the Lilies||Silver Key||Photography|