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High School Students Win 2021 Scholastic Art Awards

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Landmark High School students won a total of 11 awards at the regional level of the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Awards included one Gold Key, two Silver Key, and eight Honorable Mentions. (See below for a full list.)

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, students had less time to work on their projects, and some had to work fully remote, with fewer resources. As a result, the art department submitted fewer works for consideration than in a typical year.

"We usually choose a good deal of work from the previous spring for submissions to the Scholastic Art Awards because that is when students have developed skills from the beginning of the year and traditionally make their most advanced and personal work," said Visual Arts Department Co-Chair Beth Jamieson. "This year was different because the art classes all went remote for the spring and many students didn't have access to the same materials. It is remarkable that some of the work that was recognized was created at home during quarantine or completed right before campus closed. It is also important to note that some of the work that was recognized this year was made by fully remote students this fall. We are thankful that we were able to continue submitting work and that our students were recognized for their efforts." 


Gold Key

  • Jake Lunder '21, Torus Cage

Silver Key

  • Kiki Finn '21, Self-Portrait in Black
  • Amelia Silvestro '22, Blind Contour Eagles

Honorable Mention

  • Kiki Finn '21, Self-Portrait in White
  • Elijah Kline '21, Self-Portrait in Black
  • Diego Lender Comeau '21, Self-Portrait in Black
  • Jake Lunder '21, Hope Globe
  • Jake Lunder '21, Space Helmet
  • Amelia Silvestro '22, Self-Portrait in Black
  • Bella Tita-Bright '22, Pen and Ink Dog
  • Naomi Volpi '21, Self-Portrait in Black

Award Categories

Gold Key

The best works submitted to local programs. Gold Key works are automatically considered for national-level recognition.

Silver Key

Standout works submitted to local programs that demonstrate exceptional ability.

Honorable Mention

Accomplished works submitted to local programs showing great skill and potential.

History of the Awards

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recognize student achievement in the visual and literary arts in 29 categories, including editorial cartoon, poetry, graphic design, fashion, science fiction, video-game design, and more. Founded in 1923, the awards are the nation's longest-running, most prestigious educational initiative supporting student achievement in the visual and literary arts. Students in grades 7–12 from public, private, and home schools throughout the U.S. and its territories can submit works to the awards. 


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