New York City educators enjoying the Educators Appreciation breakfast

New York City educators enjoying the Educator Appreciation Breakfast

On August 24, the NYC Scholastic Awards hosted an Educator Appreciation Breakfast for New York City educators to introduce them to the Scholastic Awards and thank them for all of the hard work they do in the classroom to support their students. Sponsored by the Garcia Family Foundation, the event gave educators the chance to learn more about the Scholastic Awards, ask questions about participating, and enjoy a creative workshop. Read More

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August Town, Jamaica (Photo courtesy Alexandra Prince)

August Town, Jamaica (Photo courtesy Alexandra Prince)

For the second year in a row, the Scholastic Awards Alumni Council presented Alums with monetary grants to help them pursue creative endeavors. This year, six Alums were selected to receive $1,000 grants to help them work on projects ranging from 3D printing to DNA testing to staging a performance that combines music, song, and sign language.

In part two of our series on the 2017 Alumni Microgrant recipients, we’re focusing on Alums Alexandra Prince and Yolanda Wisher. Read More

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StudentsColl2The 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 Tulsa Community College School of Visual and Performing Arts, which manages the Oklahoma Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Here’s what the Oklahoma Region had to say about Awards activity in their region:

For more than a decade, Tulsa Community College (TCC) has been proud to be the Oklahoma Regional Affiliate for the Scholastic Art Awards for the entire state of Oklahoma. For the last three years, we have had more than 129 schools participating in the Scholastic Awards representing public, private, and home school students. There are 77 counties in Oklahoma. The state is also broken down into regions: Red Carpet Country, Green Country, Frontier Country, Choctaw Country, Chickasaw Country, and Great Plains Country.  All these regions are represented in the Scholastic Art & Writing competition. Read More

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The 2017 Golden Educator Residents have their first dinner with members of the Golden Artist Colors team (Photo courtesy Golden Artist Colors)

The 2017 Golden Educator Residents have their first dinner with members of the Golden Artist Colors team (Photo courtesy Golden Artist Colors)

The 2017 Golden Educator Residents arrived at the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation barn on July 20 to begin their two-week painting residency. During the residency, the artists will learn about new painting techniques and technology from GOLDEN staff, as well as spend time working on their own paintings. For the third year in a row, this residency has been offered to educators whose students received Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and we are proud to partner with Golden Artist Colors and the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation to offer such an amazing opportunity to deserving educators. Read More

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The National Student Poets pose backstage at Carnegie Hall before the 2017 National Ceremony with Dick Robinson, President of Scholastic Inc., comedian Amy Schumer, actresses Ellie Kemper and Allison Williams, YouTube personality Hunter March, and Virginia McEnerney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. (Photo by Stuart Ramson/AP Images for Scholastic)

The National Student Poets pose backstage at Carnegie Hall before the 2017 National Ceremony with Dick Robinson, President of Scholastic Inc., comedian Amy Schumer, actresses Ellie Kemper and Allison Williams, YouTube personality Hunter March, and Virginia McEnerney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. (Photo by Stuart Ramson/AP Images for Scholastic)

The National Student Poets Program is the nation’s highest honor for youth poets presenting original work. As poetry ambassadors, the Student Poets promote the important role of poetry in society through workshops, readings, and events. These past few months have been filled with exciting opportunities for the Student Poets—from jamming out with other teen poets at the Aspen Ideas Festival to being celebrated onstage at Carnegie Hall, it’s been a thrilling ride!  Read More

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Singers and American Sign Language performers participate in Alumni Microgrant recipient Katherine Dubbs' Explorations: Stories of Love & Travel

Singers and American Sign Language performers participate in Alumni Microgrant recipient Katherine Dubbs’ Explorations: Stories of Love & Travel

For the second year in a row, the Scholastic Awards Alumni Council presented Alums with monetary grants to help them pursue creative endeavors. This year, six Alums were selected to receive $1,000 grants to help them work on projects ranging from 3D printing to DNA testing to staging a performance that combines music, song, and sign language. Here’s a look at what three of our Alums were able to accomplish with their microgrants. Read More

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