In addition to receiving Silver Key and Honorable Mention awards for her writing, senior Haewon Lee was recently granted awards for her art by the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. One of her three winning submissions will be shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art here in New York. How often do high school students get to see their own work in one of the world’s best museums?! According to the Met’s website the exhibit will also display hundreds of other works. Everything featured will be by NYC teens “who received the highest regional recognition in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards—the Gold Key Award.”
Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Awards are very prestigious. They are the longest-running program for recognizing creative teenage students in the United States. The Met considers it a great honor to host this yearly exhibit celebrating the creativity of such talented young artists. This year’s exhibition dates will be from Friday, March 24, until Monday, May 29, and access is included with admission to the museum.
Furthermore, with her inclusion in this exhibit, Haewon Lee’s pieces of original artwork are being considered for even greater recognition. Gold Key works from around the country will be judged by an impressive panel of creative–industry experts. National Medals include Gold, Silver, American Visions & Voices, Portfolio Silver with Distinction or Portfolio Gold Medals and Sponsored Awards. If chosen as a national medalist, Haewon could later be recognized at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall.
You can check out Haewon’s winning pieces, “Mixed Media Paper Mosaic,” “Pattern Design II,” and “Travel Journal I: Bergen” below.
Congratulations Haewon and good luck in the national competition!