student and teacher working with letter tiles

Landmark Students Win Dozens of Art Awards

Friday, February 2, 2018
coco haseltine scholastic art award winner
Coco Haseltine, self-portrait (etching)

Seventeen Landmark High School students won a total of 26 awards at the regional level of the 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Four students won the Gold Key Award, seven the Silver Key, and 13 Honorable Mention. (See below for a full list.)

"I'm particularly thrilled that students of all ages and levels were recognized in almost all of our classes. Each one of our incredibly dedicated instructors have students who were recognized," said Art Department Co-Head Beth Jamieson. "I'm also very proud of our oldest and most dedicated Portfolio students. All five of them were recognized by the Scholastic Art Awards, and many of them received multiple awards."

The work by Gold Key recipients will be on display from March 18–25, 2018, at Breed Hall, Tufts University, 51 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA  02155, and will be judged at the national level by a panel of renown artists, authors, educators, and industry experts. The Silver and Honorable Mention work will be put on display in Landmark's Inspiration Gallery.

"The awards give students the opportunity to show their creativity and hard work to a larger audience (and potentially even the whole country)," said Landmark art teacher Kelly Howard. "Winners see the fruits of their labor and become more invested and interested in their artwork. They might choose to sign up for a class that challenges their skill set, do more independent work outside of class, or push themselves out of their comfort zone and choose more challenging subjects and compositions in their next class project." 


  • Avery Albl: Honorable Mention: sculpture
  • Eleanor Bradley: Honorable Mention: sculpture
  • Acadia Caron: Gold Key: drawing and illustration; Silver Key: design; Honorable Mention: printmaking
  • Emma Champey: Silver Key: design; Honorable Mention: printmaking
  • David Chrumka: Silver Key: photography
  • Baylah Coribtt: Honorable Mention: mixed media, printmaking
  • Julia DeLorenzo: Gold Key: Drawing and Illustration; Silver Key: Drawing and Illustration; Honorable Mention: Mixed Media
  • Catherina DiGiovanni: Honorable Mention: Photography
  • Sophia Grausam: Silver Key: Drawing and Illustration
  • Coco Haseltine: Gold Key: printmaking
  • Anna Hughson: Gold Key: printmaking
  • Lydia Jackson: Honorable Mention: printmaking
  • Maxwell Lukegord: Honorable Mention: design
  • Caroline Manning: Honorable Mention: mixed media
  • Cristina Monarrez: 2 Silver Keys: Drawing and Illustration; Honorable Mention: Mixed Media
  • Alejandra Rojas: Honorable Mention: printmaking
  • Svetlana Simkovits: Silver Key: Drawing and Illustration; Honorable Mention: Mixed Media

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.