No Sharing, Printmaking by Bronwyn Katz, Grade 12, Age 18, Paideia School, Atlanta, GA. Gold Medal Art Portfolio

No Sharing, Printmaking by Bronwyn Katz, Grade 12, Age 18, Paideia School, Atlanta, GA. Gold Medal Art Portfolio

Every year, the Scholastic Awards partner with organizations to provide scholarship opportunities for our students. Through the support of our sponsors, the Scholastic Awards offer more than $250,000 in direct scholarships to students, with additional scholarship money available through our Scholarship Partners. Here are the scholarships available through the Scholastic Awards for 2018:

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The SHAC street sign is just the sign on Main Street, guiding the community to our gallery.

The Spring Hill Art Center’s sign on Main Street, guiding the community to the gallery.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards’ national office in New York City is dedicated to growing and supporting our Affiliate Partners across the country. Our Affiliate Partners are doing great work in their communities, and we love hearing about their outreach efforts, their students, and their programs. This month, we shine the spotlight on the Spring Hill Art Center, which manages the Natchez Trace Art Region and the Natchez Trace Writing Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Here’s what the Spring Hill Art Center had to say about Awards activity in their region:

The Spring Hill Arts Center (SHAC) is very excited for their first year as an Affiliate Partner for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. SHAC manages the Natchez Trace Arts Region and the Natchez Trace Writing Region which cover Maury County in Tennessee. All students in grades 7–12 are welcome to submit their work. Drs. Daniel and Tanya Scherr, both college professors, will be the committee co-chairs for this year’s program. It is SHAC’s hope to extend this program into other connecting counties in future years.

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Teens responding to a writing prompt during a poetry workshop

Teens responding to a writing prompt during a poetry workshop

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards’ national office in New York City is dedicated to growing and supporting our Affiliate Partners across the country. Our Affiliate Partners are doing great work in their communities, and we love hearing about their outreach efforts, their students, and their programs. This month, we shine the spotlight on the Newark Public Library, which manages the Southern New Jersey Art Region and the New Jersey Writing Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Here’s what the Newark Public Library had to say about Awards activity in their region:

The Newark Public Library is excited for our first year administering the NJ Writing Region, as well as the Southern New Jersey Art Region. All teens in grades 7–12 who attend school in New Jersey are eligible to submit their writing. We are also accepting art from students in Ocean, Burlington, Camden, Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, and Gloucester counties. Read More

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Scholastic Awards Summer Scholarship recipient Asha Larson-Baldwin (center) at Juniper Institute for Young Writers

Scholastic Awards Summer Scholarship recipient Asha Larson-Baldwin (third from the right) at Juniper Institute for Young Writers

Through our Scholastic Awards Summer Scholarship Program, creative students who have been recognized by the Scholastic Awards can apply for scholarships to attend art and writing summer programs across the country. We partner with universities, studios, workshops, and precollege programs to offer students exciting and rewarding opportunities to challenge themselves over the summer months. We reached out to our students and partners to learn more about the students attending the summer programs and how their creative skills developed over the summer. Read More

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The Class of 2017 at the Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building on Thursday, August 31, 2017, in Washington, D.C., with Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden, actor and activist Alfre Woodard, 21st U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Juan Felipe Herrera, and Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew. (From left: Dr. Carla Hayden, Ben Lee, Annie Castillo, Kinsale Hueston, Juliet Lubwama, Camila Sanmiguel, Alfre Woodard, Juan Felipe Herrera, and Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew. Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Alliance for Young Artists & Writers)

The Class of 2017 at the Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building on Thursday, August 31, 2017, in Washington, D.C., with Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden, actor and activist Alfre Woodard, 21st U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Juan Felipe Herrera, and Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew. (From left: Dr. Carla Hayden, Ben Lee, Annie Castillo, Kinsale Hueston, Juliet Lubwama, Camila Sanmiguel, Alfre Woodard, Juan Felipe Herrera, and Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew. Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Alliance for Young Artists & Writers)

On August 31, the new Class of National Student Poets was appointed at the Library of Congress in a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. While in Washington, the Student Poets were treated to a whirlwind of events celebrating their achievement. From library tours to workshops with esteemed poets, the Class of 2017 had an experience they won’t soon forget.

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2017 Golden Residents Group Shot

For two weeks this past summer, three educators attended the Golden Educators Residency. This program was created for educators whose students received recognition in the 2017 Scholastic Awards and who are working in the paint medium in their own art. During the residency, the educators participated in technical workshops, met with GOLDEN staff, and explored new ideas in their paintings. We checked in with the residents to see how the experience has impacted them as artists and as educators as they kick off a new school year.

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