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Congratulations to the 2017 WT Scholastic Art Awardees

Seven Upper School students won awards in the 2017 Pittsburgh Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Evaluated by a panel of artists, art educators, and art professionals, students earned 25 awards in eight different categories.

Lucy Chen, Class of 2017, received an Honorable Mention in Printmaking.

Dorian Epps, Class of 2017, was awarded a Silver Key in Painting and in Drawing and Illustration, and an Honorable Mention in Photography.

Emily Pollock, Class of 2018, received a Silver Key in Drawing and Illustration and two Honorable Mentions in Photography.

Isel Pollock, Class of 2018, earned a Gold Key in Sculpture and two Silver Keys, one in Drawing and Illustration and one in Painting, and an Honorable Mention in Painting.

Isana Raja, Class of 2019, won two Gold Keys in Photography and an Honorable Mention in Photography.

Ella Rosenblatt, Class of 2017, earned three Gold Keys – two in Painting and one for her Art Portfolio. Ella also garnered four Silver Keys. She earned three Silver Keys in Painting and one Silver Key in Sculpture.

Maggie Swartz, Class of 2017, received one Gold Key in Comic Art, one Silver Key in Ceramics & Glass, and an Honorable Mention in Drawing and Illustration.

Pieces honored with Gold Key awards were entered into a national competition to compete for medals and sponsored awards.

All winners will be recognized at the gallery reception and awards ceremony beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 19 in the Kerr Sports & Fitness Center at La Roche College. (The gallery reception begins at 12:30 p.m. and the Awards Ceremony will take place at 2:00 p.m.)

Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens.

View samples of the students' winning pieces below.