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Saugatuck Art Students Win Scholastic Art Awards

January 8, 2019

The Art Department at Saugatuck Public Schools is proud to announce the success of 13 student artists! These artists, ranging from grades 8-12, placed at the 2019 Scholastic Art Awards.


The Scholastic Art Awards is one of the most time-honored competitions for middle and high school students. Since 1923, Scholastic has recognized outstanding creativity in art and writing at the regional and national levels. At the regional competition (exhibited annually at Kendall College of Art and Design), students from grades 8-12 vie for either Honorable Mention, Silver Key, or Gold Key awards in 29 categories. Gold Key works are then judged nationally to receive national medals, including Gold, Silver, American Visions & Voices, Portfolio Silver with Distinction or Portfolio Gold Medals and Sponsored Awards. National Medalist are recognized in part at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City. National winners will be announced on March 12th.


At the high school level, Saugatuck dominated in the Printmaking division winning 13 awards. Senior Madelyn Moore was awarded two Gold Keys for her reduction print titled “Impala” and her etching titled “Oval Beach”. Seniors Hannah Driy, Abby Hartgerink, and Albani Belloeil also took home Gold Key awards for their pieces. Silver Key awards went to Junior Emma Firmiss and Sophomore Katie Ayers for their dry point etchings. Kierstyn Stoin (12th), Destiny Baker (12th), Albane Belloeil (12th), Emma Firmiss (11th), Haven Boyers (10th), Maci Judge (10th), Dakota Lankheet-Rathbun (9th), and Gracie Ramos (9th) all received Honorable Mention awards. At the middle school level, junior high student Kira Manning also recieved an Honorable Mention award. Saugatuck Public Schools totalled 5 Gold Keys, 2 Silver Keys, and 9 Honorable Mention awards, accounting for 16 Scholastic Awards!  Good luck to our Gold Key recipients at the national competition!




Pictured (Right to left)

Front: Abby Hartgerink, Kierstyn Stoin

Back: Emma Firmiss, Haven Boyers, Maci Judge, Hannah Driy, Dakota Lankheet-Rathbun, Gracie Ramos, Destiny Baker

Not Pictured: Madelyn Moore, Albane Belloeil, Katie Ayers, and Kira Manning


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