Each year, visual arts and literary arts organizations from across the country team up to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7–12 apply in 29 categories of art and writing, and submissions are juried by individuals in the visual and literary arts space. They look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
Awards include Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions, or American Visions & Voices Nominations. All award recipients are celebrated within their communities through local exhibitions and ceremonies.
This year, works from five Kingswood Oxford students received recognition in the competition. Nick Cannata received the Silver Key and Mackenzie Goldschlager ‘18, Katherine Mikaelson ‘19, Saudea Bisgaard ‘22, and Dylan Achatz ‘22 all received Honorable Mention recognition.
Their works are as follows:
Mackenzie Goldschlager ‘18 - Ink drawing, “I think her name was Rebecca” Katherine Mikaelson ‘19 - Print, “Castiel” Nick Cannata ‘20 - Sculpture, “Curveball Hitter” Saudea Bisgaard ‘22 - Sculpture, "Dusty Green" Dylan Achatz ‘22 - Printmaking, "Color Abstract"
Additionally, Brigid Bernier ‘19, Neil Hemnani ‘18, Christina Daniels ‘18, Lindsay Bailey ‘22 and Naomi Wong ‘22 have pieces on display in a multi-school group show called “Spaces and Places” at the Avon Old Farms school. This art show celebrates the imaginations and craft of students and features a diverse exhibit of young artists. The show will run through February 25th.
Located in West Hartford, CT just steps from Blue Back Square, Kingswood Oxford is a private school inspiring co-ed day students in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum. Empowered students become clear confident communicators, resourceful problem-solvers, and ethical leaders. KO: where unlimited potential meets endless opportunities.