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“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou

As “the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens” PCS art students have been entering their artwork since 2014 to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: Alliance for Young Artists and Writers (www.artandwriting.org)

This year, PCS student regional area awards included five gold keys, 19 silver keys and 22 honorable mentions. 

Many first year art students won awards; and multiple awards were won by the advanced art students. Most were projects completed for art class but several were created by students on their own time. All of the digital media art was created independently.

Gold key regional entries are automatically entered into the national awards.  A national ceremony is held yearly in New York City celebrating students and educators.

PCS regional gold key entrants this year are:  Matthew Griffith, Isobel Espinor and Avery Heidebrecht.

Congratulations to the following 19 students (listed in alphabetical order by last name) and art teacher Mrs. Evy McLean!  

 

Grace Beals - Grade 11

Silver Key - Object Self Project - Drawing & Illustration

Silver Key - By Myself but Never Alone - Drawing & Illustration

Drawing Illustration by G Beals

 

Carly Brunner - Grade 12

Honorable Mention - Cartoon Porsche 911 - Drawing & Illustration

Honorable Mention - Me - Digital Art

Honorable Mention - Skater Boy - Drawing & Illustration

Drawing illustration by C Brunner

 

Elijah Chapman - Grade 11

Honorable Mention - Object Self Portrait: Writing and Wolves - Drawing & Illustration

Honorable Mention - What A Change Five Years Make - Place Portrait: Mixed Media

Silver Key - Hope in a Trying Time: a Portrait of my Dad - Drawing & Illustration

Drawing illustration by E Chapman

 

Isobel Espinor - Grade 10

Silver Key - A Great Fir - Drawing & Illustration

Gold Key - Clouds -  Painting

Painting by I Espinor

Gold Key - Portrait in a Garden - Drawing & Illustration

Drawing illustration by I Espinor

 

Hannah Griffith - Grade 9

Honorable Mention - A Tree of Many LInes - Drawing & Illustration

Honorable Mention - Basically Me -Drawing & Illustration

Drawing illustration by H Griffith

 

Matthew Griffith - Grade 12

Silver Key - Kiss Me on the Cheek - Digital Art

Silver Key - Melina - Digital Art

Silver Key - Mother Nature Chokes on Smog - Digital Art

Honorable Mention - Gasp - Digital Art

Honorable Mention - A Self Portrait - Digital Art

Honorable Mention - Franklin - Digital Art

Honorable Mention - Head Over Heels - Digital Art

Gold Key - Marilyn in Pastels - Digital Art

Digital Media by M Griffith

Gold Key - Matthew - Painting

Painting by M Griffith

 

Avery Heidebrecht - Grade 11

Silver Key - Radio Plays - Drawing & Illustration

Honorable Mention - Exploring New York - Mixed Media

Honorable Mention - Ladies of America - Printmaking

Honorable Mention - Trinkets - Drawing & Illustration

Gold Key - Lost in Thought - Drawing & Illustration

Drawing & Illustration by A Heidebrecht

 

Leo Huang - Grade 10

Silver Key - Self Portrait - Drawing & Illustration

Drawing & Illustration by L Huang

 

Chet Matz - Grade 9

Honorable Mention - Charcoal T-Shirt - Drawing & Illustration

Honorable Mention - Face Portrait - Drawing & Illustration

Drawing & Illustration by C Matz

 

Joosung Park - Grade 12

Silver Key - My Parents - Drawing & Illustration

Drawing & Illustration by J Park

 

Nguyen (Vicky) Pham - Grade 10

Honorable Mention - My Dearest People - Drawing & Illustration

Silver Key - My LIttle Ducky - Drawing & Illustration

Drawing & Illustration by V Pham

 

Thi Pham - Grade 10

Silver Key - Daily Life - Drawing & Illustration

Silver Key - The Cutest Rabbit - Drawing & Illustration

Silver Key - My Best Sister - Drawing & Illustration

Drawing & Illustration by T Pham

 

Landon Sophanodora - Grade 9

Honorable Mention - Ink Tree Drawing - Drawing & Illustration

Honorable Mention - Self Portrait Charcoal Drawing -  Drawing & Illustration

Drawing & Illustration by L Sophanodora



Kailani Spurgeon - Grade 10

Honorable Mention - Behind Closed Doors - Drawing & Illustration

Silver Key - Aloha aka no, aloha mai no - Drawing & Illustration

Drawing & Illustration by K Spurgeon

 

Madison Staton - Grade 12

Honorable Mention - Charcoal Self Portrait - Drawing & Illustration

Drawing & Illustration by M Staton

 

Thu Trinh - Grade 12

Silver Key - Pen and Ink - Drawing & Illustration

Silver Key - Charlotte - Drawing & Illustration

Drawing & illustration by T Trinh

 

Zitong Wang - Grade 10

Silver Key - Self Portrait - Drawing & Illustration

Drawing & Illustration by Z Wang

 

Leah Zallee - Grade 10

Honorable Mention - I shall call him Fred -  Drawing & Illustration

Silver Key - Giovani - Drawing & Illustration

Drawing & illustration by L Zallee