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GCPS students earn national art and writing honors

Talented GCPS students recognized in art, writing

GCPS students earn national art and writing honors

May 3, 2019

Image of Summer Foster

     Nearly a dozen Gwinnett County Public Schools students earned recognition for their artistic and writing talents. Ten students were Gold or Silver medalists in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. In addition to winning a Gold Medal, Summer Foster, an 11th grader at Brookwood High School, won an American Visions Medal. This award is the highest regional honor and is given to one writer and one artist from each region. 

     Nearly 340,000 works of art and writing samples were submitted to the Scholastic Awards by teens in grades 7-12. Honorees were selected by accomplished leaders in the visual and literary arts, and by past award winners. According to the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, Gold medals represent the most outstanding works in the nation and Silver medals represent works demonstrating high honors nationally. 

     The following are the recipients of the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards:  

Student

Grade

High School

Award

Title

Category

Angel Ahabue

11

Parkview HS

Silver Medal

Culture

Photography

Karina Anderson

11

South Gwinnett HS

Gold Medal

They Make Them Like They Use To

Painting

Rebecca Eludinni

12

Central Gwinnett HS

Gold Medal

Black radiance

Photography

Summer Foster

11

Brookwood HS

Gold Medal & American Visions Medal

I Surprise Myself

Mixed Media

Jason Hong

12

Peachtree Ridge HS

Gold Medal

Room

Drawing & Illustration

Ashley Kim

11

Peachtree Ridge HS

Silver Medal

The Aftermath

Drawing & Illustration

Hannah O’Neil

12

Collins Hill HS

Gold medal

The Cycle of Ideas

Mixed Media

Damara Sochacki

12

Brookwood HS

Silver Medal

Skyline

Photography

Ashley Yeon

12

North Gwinnett HS

Gold Medal

Lines

Photography

Jai Hyuk Yu

12

Collins Hill HS

Gold Medal

Descent

Drawing & Illustration

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