Thirteen RCDS Students Recognized in the 2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Program

Thirteen RCDS students have been recognized by the 2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. A jury of leaders in the visual and literary arts blindly judge 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. All works receiving Gold Keys will move on to national judging in New York City, and will be considered for national honors.

Congratulations to all honorees!

Chloe Cornell '20
Personal Essay & Memoir: Emergence - Silver Key
Humor: Share A Meaningful Identity, Interest, or Talent That Your Application Would Be Incomplete Without - Silver Key

Andrew Felton '21
Personal Essay & Memoir: Hidden Identity - Honorable Mention
Critical Essay: A Plea from Prison to Safeguard and Provide Sanctuary to Undocumented Immigrant Families in my Community - Honorable Mention

Olivia Friedberg '20
Printmaking: Behind the Golden Haze

Kyra Heffernan '21
Short Story: Matters of Convenience - Honorable Mention
Poetry: May July Burn - Honorable Mention

Daniel Hu '22
Photography: Waiting - Honorable Mention

Sasha Leonard '21
Poetry: The Book of Lamb: A Collection of Cursed Prayers - Gold Key

Olivia Nash '20
Ceramics & Glass: Black and White Garde - Silver Key

Jesse Perlmutter '21
Photography: Leap of Faith - Silver Key

Angelina Pil '21
Ceramics & Glass: Nest - Honorable Mention

Will Schnall '22
Personal Essay & Memoir: Coming Out as Straight - Gold Key

Hannah Tanenbaum '20
Ceramics & Glass: Pieces of the Puzzle - Honorable Mention

Graham Weber '20
Photography: Trace - Gold Key
Photography: Meteorites - Gold Key
Photography: Symbiosis - Honorable Mention
Photography: Auroral - Honorable Mention
Photography: Under the Sunset - Honorable Mention
Photography: Almost Closed - Honorable Mention
Photography: Morning Light through Texas Brush - Silver Key
Photography: Imperial - Silver Key
Sculpture: Bluff & Canyon - Silver Key
Sculpture: Flight Path - Silver Key
Flash Fiction: Original Sin - Silver Key
Critical Essay: "The Myth, the Wicked Lie" - Silver Key

Ruth Zhao '23
Digital Art: Bringing Dawn - Honorable Mention