Scholastic Awards 2023

The Scholastic Art & Writing Competition has honored 76 US students with an amazing 135 awards this year! Congratulations to all these writers and artists on their achievements, and thanks to their faculty advisors for their guidance and support. 

In the Writing category, 62 US students received a total of 102 awards: 8 Gold Key, 21 Silver Key, and 73 Honorable Mention. For the full list of students, the titles of their written pieces, and their awards, click: US Scholastic Writing Awards.

US Scholastic Art Awards
In the Art category, 21 US students earned a total of 33 awards: 8 Gold Key, 11 Silver Key, and 14 Honorable Mention. For a slideshow of the awarded pieces, click: US Scholastic Art Awards Slideshow.

Gold Key Writing Award Recipients
Zaid Ashruf '25, Adriano Cristaldi '24, Nate Ford '25*, Steven Kim '23, Luke Kuang '24, Aidan Moll '25, Oliver Posner '23, Zach Schoenbrun '25. 
* Nate Ford is also an American Voices nominee, one of only five in the region.

Gold Key Art Award Recipients
Charlie Freer '23, Luca Garofalo '24, Julian Guirguis '24, Jay Lewis '23, Henry Peterman '25, Arman Taheri '23 (2 Gold Keys), Sammy Weidenthal '23.

About the Scholastic Art & Writing Competition

A panel of local professional artists, art educators, writers, and writing educators jury the regional exhibit in partnership with the Cleveland Institute of Art and select the awarded pieces from nearly 2,000 entries from over 55 schools in the Cleveland area. 

Artists and writers are selected for their works that demonstrate originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Students who receive Gold Key Awards continue to the national competition held each spring in New York City. 

For more information, visit the Scholastic Art & Writing Competition.

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