Three Kennedy High School artists were recently awarded Golden Keys from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Joshua Abramovich, Lillian Stone and Gianna Valente were among those recognized. Abramovich’s Gold Key in Architecture & Industrial Design was for his piece, “Shelter Point Mount Everest.” Stone’s Gold Key in Drawing & Illustration was for her piece, “Falling Apart.” Valente’s Gold Key in Drawing & Illustration was for her piece, “My Brother.”
Additionally, Joshua Abramovich, Mikaela Cohen, Danny Iskols and Panayiota Tshalis received Silver Key and Honorable Mention awards.
Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7–12 apply in 29 categories of art and writing. 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.
Students receiving Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions or American Visions & Voices Nominations are celebrated within their communities through local exhibitions and ceremonies. Gold Key works are then judged nationally by an impressive panel of creative-industry experts to receive National Medals. National Medalists are recognized in part at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.