Fayetteville-Manlius School District art students received more than 130 awards in the 2023 Central New York Scholastic Art Awards.
Celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were launched in 1923 to encourage and recognize student achievement in the creative arts.
Entries are evaluated on originality, technical skill and personal vision and are considered for Gold Key, Silver Key, Honorable Mention, American Voices Nominee and American Visions Nominee regional awards.
Students at F-M High School, Eagle Hill and Wellwood middle schools in grades 8 through 12 accepted:
- 35 Gold Key Awards
- 41 Silver Key Awards
- 59 Honorable Mentions
Entries that earn the Gold Key Awards in regional programs are automatically considered for national awards, including Gold Medal, Silver Medal with Distinction, Silver Medal and scholarship awards.
Additional recognitions included:
- Yuhan Zhu, grade 12, Best Fine Art Portfolio
- Cody Pinsky, grade 12, Best Photography Portfolio
- Reese Niccolls, grade 11, Best Drawing Award
- Mrs. Kari Hammond, F-M High School, CNY Teacher Inspiration Award
The Scholastic Awards attract over 350,000 entries nationwide in 28 categories of writing and the visual arts and awards prizes and scholarships totaling more than $200,000 to students in grades 7 through 12.
All award winning artwork from the 2023 Central New York Scholastic Art Awards will be on display through March 3 at Whitney Applied Technology Center at Onondaga Community College.