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MHS Boasts 52 Scholastic Arts Award Winners

Millburn High School Art Students have won 52 awards in the Northern NJ Regional Scholastic Art competition. The Scholastic Art and Writing competition is sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. The mission of the competition is to identify, motivate and validate the next generation of artists and writers. The competition is the nation's longest-running, largest and most prestigious recognition program for creative teenagers in the visual and literary arts in the United States.

 

A panel of jurors, consisting of artists, photographers, designers, educators and curators reviewed thousands of works of art submitted by students in grades 7-12 from throughout the Northern New Jersey Region.  The process is "blind" so the jurors do not know any personal information (name, town, school) about the students. The artwork is reviewed with the following criteria of Originality, Technical Skill, and Emergence of Personal Vision.

 

The art instructors at the Millburn High School encourage their students to participate in the Scholastic Art Awards competition, as the experience provides the students an opportunity to gain recognition in a wide range of media and celebrates the students’ unique creative visions. Winning students represent a broad spectrum of the art curriculum and include works in media such as printmaking, painting, drawing, digital arts, sculpture, crafts and photography. The High School Art Staff includes Kathleen Harte Gilsenan, Christina Benson Vos, Susan Bromirski, Katherine Reilly, Mary Weber and Jackie Hummer. 

 

The Regional Awards include the Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention in both the Individual category and the Senior Portfolio category. Gold Key winners are eligible to exhibit one Gold Key winning work of art at the Scholastic Art Award exhibition at Montclair Art Museum (MAM), 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ. Gold Key winning work will be exhibited at MAM from February 15 to March 22, 2020. Museum hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m. The Gold Key pieces will also be juried for National Scholastic awards, which include Silver Award and Gold Award. The National Award ceremony is held at Carnegie Hall in the spring. 

 

As mentioned on the Scholastic Awards' website, "Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized some of America’s most celebrated artists while they were teenagers, including: Andy Warhol, Zac Posen, Idelle Weber, Ken Burns, Luis Jiménez, and Kay WalkingStick." 

 

Millburn Township has every reason to be extremely proud to count this year's winners among these esteemed Scholastic Awards alumni!

 

Millburn High School Student Winners , 2020 North Jersey Regional Scholastic Art Winners 

 

Gold Key

Silver Key

Honorable Mention

Lily Barrack 

Raesie Gao

Ishani Juneja

Kate Lama

Jennifer May

Justin Nelson

Gabrielle Stoller

April Wang

Ashley Wang

Chloe Zarin 

Betty Zheng

Jordyn Axelrod

Mikayla Barber

Ethan Chan

Nicholas Cosereanu

Kevin Dai

Julia Davisson

Jiarong Du

Angela Huang

Ishani Juneja

Kate Lama

Alexander Ma

Annie Tan

Caroline Vestergaard

Emma Wang

Annabelle Wu

Ellie Yatco

Margaret Zu

Jordyn Axelrod

Deiondre Demeterio

Alex DeRosa

Jiarong Du

Eden Elder

Dillon Greenberg

Agnes Han

Beatrice Han 

Natalie Ho

Angela Huang

Amanda Jin

Aiden Jones

Kate Lama

Tiffany Lan

Alexander Ma

Michelle Qiu

Bella Ries

Lucy Salas

Gabrielle Stoller

Yuqi Sun

Jacob Updyke

Caroline Vestergaard

Emma Wang

Chloe Zarin 

Betty Zheng

Margaret Zu