ANDREW KIM, Portable Air Quality Control, Future New. Grade 11, Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA.

 

The One Earth Award, sponsored in part by the Salamander Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation, recognizes four students whose creative works address and encourage the awareness of the pressing issues of human-caused climate change. Each of this year’s works not only address the impact of climate change on both humans and the environment, but also inspire readers to take action and have compassion for their fellow man. For their creativity, each student receives a $1,000 scholarship.

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JASMINE MASON, Intersection, Painting. Grade 12, Henrico High School Center for the Arts, Richmond, VA. Blick Art Materials & Utrecht Art Supplies Art Portfolio

JASMINE MASON, Intersection, Painting. Grade 12, Henrico High School Center for the Arts, Richmond, VA. Blick Art Materials & Utrecht Art Supplies Art Portfolio

Over the course of the past few weeks, we’ve been highlighting the creative students who achieved the high honor of our Gold Medal Portfolio. This week we shine the spotlight on students Jasmine Mason and Isabella Cho. Jasmine uses her artwork to explore the in-between moments of everyday life when people are simply waiting. Isabella’s writing is focused on how everyday questions of loss, belonging, and cultural identity inform how we as people engage with one another.

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FAITH NGUYEN, My Blood Bleed Gold, Film & Animation. Grade 11, North Allegheny Senior High School, Wexford, PA.

 

The Civic Expression Award, sponsored by the Maurice R. Robinson Fund, recognizes six teenagers whose artistic and literary works promote responsible civic life. Through critical essays, sculpture, film, and future new art, the students who received the 2020 Civic Expression Award show an awareness of the issues affecting their communities. Their exploration of these issues and the history surrounding them, as well as their recognition of their civic responsibility to find solutions in respectful and innovative ways, earned them this prestigious award, which includes a $1,000 scholarship for each student.

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GINA BAE, Hong Kong's Fight for Free Press, Editorial Cartoon. Grade 10, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA.

GINA BAE, Hong Kong’s Fight for Free Press, Editorial Cartoon. Grade 10, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA.

The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon, sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation, was created to celebrate the legacy of four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Herb Block. This award recognizes three students who exhibit exceptional skill in editorial cartooning in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and provides each student with a $1,000 scholarship.

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DREW CONRAD, Revealed and Exposed, Ceramics & Glass. Grade 12, Franklin High School, Franklin, MA.

DREW CONRAD, Revealed and Exposed, Ceramics & Glass. Grade 12, Franklin High School, Franklin, MA. Roome Fund Art Portfolio

Welcome to the second week of our Gold Medal Portfolio series! This week we’re highlighting students Drew Conrad and Sam Bowden. Drew uses a variety of sculptures that vary in form and style to address the feelings of discomfort and conflict that can arise in life. Sam’s writing experiments with a wide swath of narratives, genres, and topics that all have one common theme: the universal effects of death and how it shapes the living.

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SKY STOCKTON, Why We Run, Film & Animation. Grade 12, St. Joseph High School, Saint Joseph, MI.

 

The New York Life Award was created in partnership with the New York Life Foundation to encourage teens whose works explore personal grief, loss, and bereavement. These brave students have created masterful works of art and writing that are not only an outlet for expression, but relatable stories that can help others struggling with loss. The Award is presented to six students in grades 7-12, along with $1,000 scholarships.

 

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