Seven students earn Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Seven Santa Catalina School students received recognition in the 2024 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards regional competition.

Margaret Jiang ’25 earned a Gold Key in digital art, along with an honorable mention. Gold Key works automatically go on to national judging. Sophie Knipp ’25 earned a Silver Key in mixed media. Honorable mentions went to Selin Sakiz ’25 (photography), Emma Kim ’24 (photography), and Eleanor Song ’24 (painting).

For writing, Anastasia Choi ’27 received a Silver Key in novel writing and an honorable mention in science fiction and fantasy.

Angelina Tseng ’25 received a total of 33 awards for both art and writing, including seven Gold Keys for photography and four for poetry. Additionally, Angelina received four Silver Keys and an honorable mention for photography; seven Silver Keys in poetry and four in personal essay and memoir; and 10 honorable mentions for writing.

The California Central Coast Art Region is the largest and most competitive in the country, with 25 counties stretching from Monterey County in the south to Napa in the north and across the width of the state.

Colorful portrait of a man and woman in traditional clothing in front of an orange wall

Gold Key photograph by Angelina Tseng '25.

Painting-like digital art of fruit with a silver teapot.

"Still" by Margaret Jiang '25, Gold Key

Mixed media collage with a portrait of the artist

"Self Portrait Collage" by Sophie Knipp '25, Silver Key

Black and white photograph of a music box with a ballerina and piano.

"The Memory" by Selin Sakiz '25, Honorable Mention

Etherial black and white photograph of trees.

"Vexed to Nightmare" by Emma Kim '24, Honorable Mention

Blue dominated painting of the fractured portrait of a girl.

"Fractured but Flawless" by Eleanor Song '24, Honorable Mention

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