FCPS Student Artists Earn 21 National Scholastic Awards

News Release
March 19, 2019

Fairfax County Public Schools students earned 21 national medals in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program. Four students earned Gold Medals in the national competition: Rosalyn Park of Woodson High School, who received an American Visions Medal for her mixed media submission; Emerald O’Grady of South County High School; Meredith Rainhart of Franklin Middle School; and Megan Sweeney of Chantilly High School.


National medalists will be celebrated at an award ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City in June. Select national award winning work will be included in an exhibition in New York, and a traveling exhibition over the coming year.


The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, is the largest, longest-running recognition program of its kind in the United States. Established in 1923, the awards have recognized students who have become some of our nation’s most celebrated artists, including Richard Avedon, Robert Indiana, Phillip Pearlstein, and Andy Warhol. Visual arts categories include architecture, art portfolio, ceramics and glass, comic art, design, digital art, drawing, editorial cartoon, fashion, film and animation, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video game design. More than 300,000 students participate in the program across the country.  

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For more information, contact Aaron Stratten at acstratten@fcps.edu or 571-423-4536.
 

First Name

Last Name

Awards

Category

Title

School

Gabrielle

Baughman

Silver Medal

Painting

Self Portrait

South Lakes High School

Jennifer

Bui

Silver Medal

Film & Animation

Yellow Paint

Centreville High School

Brenna

Courtney

Silver Medal with Distinction

Art Portfolio

What Kind Of Idea Are You?

TJHSST

Sam

Evans

Silver Medal

Art Portfolio

Growing up is easy

South County High School

Gaoyang

Ganjin

Silver Medal

Photography

1958 or 2019

Langley High School

Kaylyn

Garvin

Silver Medal

Photography

Dark Tidings

Chantilly High School

Jung Yoon

Han

Silver Medal

Painting

Rush Hour

Centreville High School

Charles "Josh"

Hodge

Silver Medal

Drawing and Illustration

Looking Toward Light; Fading Toward Black

Lake Braddock Secondary School

Abigail

Kahn

Silver Medal

Photography

Private Moments

Chantilly High School

Sarah

Kim

Silver Medal

Mixed Media

Treated Like a Grain of Rice

South County High School

Janice

Li

Silver Medal

Drawing and Illustration

Invisible Marionette

TJHSST

Emerald

O'Grady

Gold Medal

Drawing and Illustration

Cluster

South County High School

Rosalyn

Park

Gold Medal, American Visions Medal

Mixed Media

Amidst Society

Woodson High School

Meredith

Rainhart

Gold Medal

Drawing and Illustration

Self Portrait

Franklin Middle School

Madison

Randle

Silver Medal

Photography

Concealed

South County High School

Seung

Shin

Silver Medal

Drawing and Illustration

Walk in Her Shoes

Centreville High School

Megan

Sweeney

Gold Medal

Photography

American Teenager

Chantilly High School

Amanda

Tang

Silver Medal

Painting

New Year's Eve

Langley High School

Quang

Vo

Silver Medal

Digital Art

Lost

Lake Braddock Secondary School

Nicole

Yoder

Silver Medal

Drawing and Illustration

Perspectives

Westfield High School

Julia

Yoon

Silver Medal

Painting

Abstract Flute

Chantilly High School