Students Recognized at 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Thirty-one RCDS students have been recognized by the 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, which were established in 1923 by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers to recognize "the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation's youth." A jury of leaders in the visual and literary arts blindly judges student submissions on the basis of the Awards' core values: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision. Student talent and skill are acknowledged by a Gold Key Award (top honor), Silver Key Award, or Honorable Mention. Visit artandwriting.org/about-us/ for more information on the awards.

Charumathi Badrinath
Honorable Mention - Personal Essay

Mitchell Babiarz
Honorable Mention - Photography

Patricia Bautista
Honorable Mention - Digital Art

Ronen Borkar
Silver Key - Personal Essay

Martina Cappellano
Silver Key - Photography

Kate Capstick-Dale
Honorable Mention - Photography

James Chen
Gold Key - Short Essay
Honorable Mention - Critical Essay

Sarah Colin
Honorable Mention - Short Story

Isabella Dartnell
Honorable Mention - Photography

Tatiana Fernandez
Silver Key - Mixed Media
Honorable Mention - Mixed Media

Robert (Robbie) Fox
Honorable Mention - Personal Essay

Daisy Grossman
Silver Key - Personal Essay
Honorable Mention - Personal Essay

Samantha Hirschberg
Honorable Mention - Photography

Warren Kennedy-Nolle
Silver Key - Poetry

Mia Hotsuki
Silver Key - Personal Essay
Silver Key - Poetry

Alana Jones
Gold Key - Mixed Media

Isabelle Koh
Gold Key - Ceramics & Glass
Honorable Mention - Ceramics & Glass

Neerav Kumar
Honorable Mention - Critical Essay

Annabelle Liu
Silver Key - Printmaking

Charlotte Madden
Gold Key - Photography
Honorable Mention - Digital Art

Georgia Mandell
Honorable Mention - Photography

Portia Nelson
Gold Key - Film & Animation

Olivia Pennington
Silver Key - Painting
Honorable Mention - Drawing & Illustration

Theresa Quinto
Honorable Mention (2) - Poetry

Mariana Sabogal
Honorable Mention - Painting

Joe Scinto
Gold Key - Science Fiction/Fantasy

Aaron Serianni
Honorable Mention - Personal Essay

Kioni Shropshire-Maina
Gold Key - Poetry

Sasha van Vredenburch
Silver Key - Personal Essay

Will Waddell
Gold Key (2) - Film & Animation
Silver Key - Film & Animation

Graham Weber
Gold Key - Photography
Honorable Mention (2) - Photography
Honorable Mention - Painting



Gold Key Recipient: Endless Portal by Alana Jones