This past weekend, seven student-artists in Roland Park Country School’s Upper School earned recognition for their outstanding work from the regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have celebrated the vision and talent of creative teenagers and offer students the opportunities for recognition, exhibition publication and scholarships.
Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and share their remarkable work with the world, the 2020 Maryland Art and Writing Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards received 3,991 pieces of work from talented teens all across the state. Nine pieces of photography, digital art and paintings submitted by RPCS students were awarded either a Silver Key or an honorable mention.
The visual arts curriculum at Roland Park Country School helps students deepen their imaginations and connections to the world around them and strengthens their abilities to articulate their ideas. “I am so proud that our students’ hard work and talent has been recognized
“I am so proud of all of the students who pushed beyond their comfort zones and submitted pieces to this highly competitive program,” said Caroline Blatti, Head of School. “I am also incredibly grateful to our exceptional teachers in the visual arts department who cultivate our students’ creativity and encourage them to take artistic risks.”
Below is the list of 2020 regional award recipients from Roland Park Country School. These pieces will be on display at RPCS in the coming weeks.
Helen Cheng, 2020: Spherical, Silver Key (digital art category)
Cara Denton, 2021: El Diario, Honorable Mention (digital art category)