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Sanford Stands Out in 2018 Scholastic Awards Competition

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, integrity and talent of America’s youth. Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the nonprofit’s mission is to identify students who have exceptional artistic and literary talent, share their work, and celebrate them in the same manner as student-athletes.
Students who advance to the highest level, are even offered the opportunity to earn scholarships. This year more than 350,000 original works in 29 different categories were submitted for consideration.

This is an adjudicated contest, with all submissions entered into a blind evaluation process conducted by some of the foremost leaders in the visual and literary arts, and often, past winners are tapped to act as judges. This year, as always, Sanford students in grades seven through twelve earned numerous awards at the regional level, only to learn after the fact that Sanford alumna Alina Caufield '16 was one of the regional level judges. Additionally, Alina was a Supportive Friend sponsor of the Delaware Regional Awards Event, where winners and their families convened at Martin Luther King Student Center on the Delaware State University campus on February 10th.

Graduating seniors can submit a portfolio of eight distinct works that communicate a single, cohesive idea or visual investigation. The works may come from one category or any combination of multiple categories. Earning a Silver Medal for his portfolio Abstract Above You was Seungmuk Oh. An Honorable Mention award was given to Haozhe Dong for his portfolio entitled The Emotion of the Canyon. Both young artists received special recognition in the award ceremony’s program.

Additionally, Alexis Winner’s Gold Key mixed media piece entitled Online 24/7 received a Silver Key at the national level of judging.

Below is a listing of student winners, their category, and the title of their award-winning work. Congratulations to these talented artists and writers and to their teachers for continuing to spark student creativity in their classrooms.
GOLD KEY AWARD WINNERS–ART
StudentCategoryTitle of Work
Zhou JingeDigital ArtMorning Sweets
Zhou JingeFilm and AnimationNitro Rush
Jacob LaffertyDigital ArtFlorescent
Alexis WinnerMixed MediaOnline 24/7
Jiayi WuDrawing and IllustrationUntitled
Avery FlubacherPhotographySeed Pods

SILVER KEY AWARD WINNERS–ART & WRITING
StudentCategoryTitle of Work
Ally ColganPoetryMy Voice
Clay CauleyPaintingSelf-Portrait
Haozhe DongPhotographyThe Prairie
Audrey HolveckPhotographyWar Against Peace
Chi Ian IpPersonal Essay/MemoirFootstep
Zhou JingeDigital ArtThe Brightest Dream
Isaiah JohnsonPrintmakingAtoms
Seungmuk OhFashionThree Stripes Patchwork Sweater
Alexis RoachPaintingIn the Woods
Skyler CozinePrintmakingEye

HONORABLE MENTION AWARD WINNERS–ART & WRITING
StudentCategoryTitle of Work
Ashleigh BurgerPhotographyUntitled
Ally ColganPoetryWill you?
Olivia CrossDigital ArtWinged View
Olivia CrossDigital ArtArabesque
Haozhe DongPhotographyClassic
Chi Ian PiPaintingKyrie Irving
Chi Ian PiPersonal Essay/MemoirPerforming
Latrece HopkinsCritical EssayDeception in “Much Ado about Nothing”
Chi Ian PiPhotographyLayers of Stones
Chi Ian PiPhotographyWonderland
Chi Ian PiPhotographyAlley in Macau
Zhou JingeFilm and AnimationWooden Wheel down the Hill
Zhou JingeFilm and AnimationFresh Water
Brian KeiserMixed MediaWaiting
Jacob LaffertyDigital ArtThe Colors of the Night
Seungmuk OhPaintingzone out
Seungmuk OhPhotography1
Seungmuk OhPhotography3
Cameron SmithDigital ArtFlowers of Remembrance
Hanlin WangMixed MediaBlendin
Jiayi WuPaintingUntitled
Claire WenPhotographyEvolution
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