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Nine RCDS Students Recognized by 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Nine RCDS students have been recognized by the 2021 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, and will be considered for national honors.
Congratulations to all honorees!



Ronen Borkar ’23
Personal Essay & Memoir: Love's Austere and Lonely Offices - Silver Key

Lucas Oddi ’22
Personal Essay & Memoir: Worthy - Silver Key

Ellie Stevens ’22
Short Story: Wu Changshuo - Honorable Mention

Emma Budke ’22
Photography: Quarantine - Silver Key
Digital Art: Emma - Honorable mention
Fashion: Newspaper Couture - Honorable Mention

Ellen Chen ’24 
Painting: Stuck - Honorable Mention 

Celine Fong ’24
Photography: Peakside House - Honorable Mention 
Photography: Streets of Chinatown - Honorable Mention 
Photography: Swimming Lessons - Honorable Mention 

Daniela Soto ’22
Photography: A Young Girl's Dreams -  Gold Key 
Photography: Dogtopia -  Silver Key 

Jeffrey Tian ’22
Illustration: Spare Some Change - Honorable Mention

Ruth Zhao ’23
Digital Art: Breathe - Gold Key
Digital Art: New York City - Honorable Mention

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