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District 86 Students Earn Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

More than 30 students from District 86 were recently recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers in conjunction with its Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The entries they submitted for the competition earned a total of 63 awards, which included 12 Gold Keys, 22 Silver Keys and 29 Honorable Mentions.

Below are the names of the students, the awards they won and the categories in which the awards were received.

Hinsdale South

  • Owen Atkinson - Silver Keys (three total) and an Honorable Mention in the Photography category
  • Alexandra Cima - Silver Keys (two total) in the Digital Art category
  • Faith Conrad - Honorable Mention in the Ceramics & Glass category
  • Caraline Custardo - Silver Key and Honorable Mentions (three total) in the Photography category
  • Elijah Dixon - Silver Key in the Digital Art category
  • Elisa Dooley - Honorable Mention in the Ceramics & Glass category
  • David Ernst - Honorable Mention in the Ceramics & Glass category
  • Dezire Golden - Silver Key and Honorable Mention in the Painting category
  • Sarrah Handlawala - Honorable Mention in the Photography category
  • Kyra Harrison - Honorable Mention in the Photography category
  • Zola Hinojosa - Gold Key in the Painting category; Silver Keys (two total) in the Photography category
  • Laila Jabri - Silver Key in the Painting category
  • Lilly Kassing - Gold Key in the Photography category
  • Grace Koziol - Honorable Mention in the Photography category
  • Annika Nicol - Silver Key in the Photography category
  • Carolina Ortiz - Silver Key in three different categories (Art Portfolio, Photography and Drawing & Illustration)
  • Elijah Smith - Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention in the Drawing & Illustration category
  • Dua Syed - Honorable Mention in the Digital Art category

Hinsdale Central

  • Jacqueline Bousquette - Honorable Mention in the Painting category
  • Elia Crisan - Honorable Mention in the Drawing & Illustration category
  • Amy Dong - Gold Keys (three total) in the Painting category; Silver Key in the Art Portfolio category
  • Ella Graeb - Honorable Mention in the Ceramics & Glass category
  • Yanning Jiao - Gold Keys (two total), Silver Key and Honorable Mentions (two total) in the Drawing & Illustration category; Silver Key in the Mixed Media category
  • Fatima Khan - Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention in the Digital Art category
  • Wilhelmina Kratz - Honorable Mention in the Art Portfolio category
  • Isabella Levinthal - Gold Key and Honorable Mention in the Painting category
  • Bridget McBride - Honorable Mention in the Mixed Media category
  • Abigail McMillin - Honorable Mentions (two total) in the Drawing & Illustration category
  • Madeline Miller - Honorable Mention in the Digital Art category
  • Doreah Salti - Honorable Mention in the Drawing & Illustration category
  • Mara Severts - Honorable Mention in the Art Portfolio category
  • Audrey Song - Silver Key in the Drawing & Illustration category
  • Tiffany Tu - Gold Key in the Painting category; Silver Key and Honorable Mentions (two total) in the Drawing & Illustration category
  • Rachel Zuo - Gold Key in the Painting category

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards honor "the vision, ingenuity and talent of our nation’s youth, and provide opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated." You can learn more about them by visiting https://www.artandwriting.org/

We congratulate all of the award winners on being recognized for their amazing work. We also thank our fine arts teachers for all they do to support and nurture the talents of our students.