Interlochen Students Flourish at Scholastic

Crescendo issue: April 2014
The Scholastic Award season is in full swing, and Interlochen students have compiled an impressive list of awards and honors.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards date back to 1923. Through the years, the awards have grown to become the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and one of the nation’s largest sources of scholarships for creative young artists and writers. A noteworthy roster of past winners includes Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, John Updike, and many more.

Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual and literary-arts organizations across the country to take the awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7 through 12 can apply in 28 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

In the last five years alone, students submitted nearly 900,000 original works of art and writing. During that period, more than 60 top arts institutes and colleges have partnered with the Awards to make $40 million in scholarships and financial aid available to regional and national Scholastic Award winners.

This year's regional and national award winners from Interlochen Arts Academy were:

- Madison Brownson - Visual Arts - Gold Medal, Art Portfolio; Gold Key, Art Portfolio; Silver Key, Art

- Olivia Hagerty - Visual Arts - Gold Medal, Sculpture; Gold Key, Art; Silver Key, Art Portfolio

- Carly Heathcote - Visual Arts - Silver Medal, Fashion; 4 Gold Keys, Art and Art Portfolio

- Suwan Kim - Visual Arts - 2 Silver Medals, Painting and Drawing; 8 Gold Keys, Art; Silver Key, Art; Honorable Mention, Art; American Visions Art

- Catalina Gonzalez - Visual Arts - Silver Medal, Sculpture; 2 Gold Keys, Art; Silver Key, Art Portfolio; 2 Honorable Mentions, Art

- Hannah Mills - Visual Arts - Silver Medal, Sculpture; Gold Key, Art

- Illya Mousavijad - Visual Arts - Gold Medal, Ceramics & Glass; 2 Silver Medals, Drawing and Painting; 3 Gold Keys, Art; 3 Silver Keys, Art and Art Portfolio

- Nicholas SerVaas - Visual Arts - Gold Medal, Jewelry; 2 Gold Keys, Art

- George Spica - Visual Arts - Gold Medal, Sculpture; Silver Medal, Future New; 4 Gold Keys, Art; Silver Key, Art; 2 Honorable Mentions, Art; 2 American Visions, Art

- Ye Ji Yang - Visual Arts - 2 Silver Medals, Sculpture and Drawing; 4 Gold Keys, Art; 3 Honorable Mentions, Art and Art Portfolio

- Ryan Treadwell - Visual Arts - 3 Gold Keys, Art; 2 Honorable Mentions, Art

- Jenna Trosien - Visual Arts - Silver Key, Art; 2 Honorable Mentions, Art
- Sendra Uebele - Visual Arts - Silver Key, Art
- Zihan Wang - Visual Arts - Gold Key, Art; Silver Key, Art
- Abbey Warburton - Visual Arts - Honorable Mention, Art

- James Weigle – Visual Arts – 2 Gold Keys, Art

- Ryan Yale – Visual Arts – Gold Key, Art; Silver Key, Art; Honorable Mention, Art

- Thomas Blair – Visual Arts – Silvery Key, Art Portfolio; Honorable Mention, Art

- Zhuoyi Chen – Visual Arts – Silver Key, Art

- Angeling Cruz-Yen – Visual Arts – Gold Key, Art; Honorable Mention, Art

- Danielle Dintsman – Visual Arts - Gold Key, Art; Silver Key, Art; 2 Honorable Mentions, Art and Art Portfolio

- Keara Dooley – Visual Arts – Gold Key, Art; Silver Key, Art Portfolio

- Claire Harvey – Visual Arts – 2 Gold Keys, Art and Art Portfolio; 3 Silver Keys, Art; 2 Honorable Mentions, Art

- Sophie Henslee – Visual Arts – Honorable Mention, Art

- Lena Jafery – Visual Arts – Gold Key, Art Portfolio; Silver Key, Art

- Marko Jevtovic – Visual Arts – Gold Key, Art Portfolio, Silver Key, Art

- Halle King – Visual Arts – 3 Silver Keys, Art

- Jingting Kong – Visual Arts – Silver Key, Art

- Ingrid Matison – Visual Arts – Honorable Mention, Art

- Waseem Nafisi – Visual Arts – 2 Gold Keys, Art; Honorable Mention, Art Portfolio

- Anela Oh – Visual Arts – 3 Gold Keys, Art; 2 Silver Keys, Art; Honorable Mention, Art

- Duairak Padungvichean – Visual Arts – Honorable Mention, Art

- Doyun Park – Visual Arts – 2 Gold Keys, Art; 2 Silver Keys, Art

- Isabelle Perchaluk – Visual Arts – Gold Key, Art

- Michaela Robinson – Visual Arts – Silver Key, Art

- Julia Rush – Visual Arts – Honorable Mention, Art

- Justina Sadecki – Visual Arts – 2 Gold Keys, Art; Silver Key, Art Portfolio; Honorable Mention, Art

- Ellen Seidell – Visual Arts – Honorable Mention, Art Portfolio

- Huston Shartsis – Visual Arts – Gold Key, Art; 2 Silver Keys, Art; American Visions, Art

- Jami Shimon – Visual Arts – Honorable Mention, Art Portfolio

- Sarah Stewart – Visual Arts – Gold Key, Art

- Madison Stubbs – Visual Arts – Silver Key, Art; Honorable Mention, Art

- Haiyang Sun – Visual Arts – Gold Key, Art; 2 Honorable Mentions, Art

- Lixing Chu - Motion Picture Arts - Silver Medal, Short Film

- Eleanor Rudnitsky-Brown - Creative Writing - Gold Key, Poetry; 2 Honorable Mentions, Flash Fiction

- Zoe Rohrich - Creative Writing - Honorable Mention, Persuasive Writing

- Ashanti Davis - Creative Writing - Gold Key, Short Story; Silver Key, Dramatic Script

- Sojourner Ahebee - Creative Writing - Gold Key, Writing Portfolio

- Miles Carey - Creative Writing - Honorable Mention, Writing Portfolio

- Sophie Coats - Creative Writing - Gold Key, Flash Fiction; Silver Key, Poetry

- Nayereh Doosti - Creative Writing - 3 Honorable Mentions, Flash Fiction, Short Story; 5 Silver Keys, Short Story, Dramatic Script

- Zoe Graff - Creative Writing - 3 Honorable Mentions, Poetry; Silver Key, Flash Fiction

- Claire Johnston - Creative Writing - 2 Gold Keys, Poetry

- Karenna Lief - Creative Writing - Gold Key, Personal Essay/Memoir

- Christine Liu - Creative Writing - 2 Gold Keys, Persuasive Writing; Silver Key, Personal Essay/Memoir

- Amelia Martin - Creative Writing - Silver Key, Short Story

- Molly McDaniel - Creative Writing - 3 Gold Keys, Poetry and Flash Fiction; Silver Key, Poetry; Honorable Mention, Poetry

- Cary Miller - Creative Writing - Gold Key, Short Story

- Beth Morrow - Creative Writing - Gold Key, Flash Fiction; Silver Key, Short Story

- Ryan Murray - Creative Writing - Gold Key, Poetry

- Angelica Parker - Creative Writing - 2 Silver Keys, Poetry; Honorable Mention, Flash Fiction

- Jazmyne Saltus - Creative Writing - Honorable Mention, Flash Fiction

- Allen Smith - Creative Writing - Honorable Mention, Flash Fiction

- Helena Wachhaus - Creative Writing - Silver Key, Poetry

- Jeremy Laureta - Creative Writing - Silver Key, Poetry

- Elena Jacob - Creative Writing - Silver Key, Dramatic Script; 3 Honorable Mentions, Dramatic Script and Short Story

- Abbey Sacks - Creative Writing - Honorable Mention, Flash Fiction

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