Sandy, Utah (PRWEB) March 22, 2012
Eighteen Waterford School students have been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for their achievements in drawing, painting, photography and writing. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the country's longest-running and most prestigious award and recognition program for creative teenagers.
Waterford students earned 35 out of the 54 awards given to students in the state of Utah and were among more than 200,000 entries from across the United States. Three Waterford students were nominated for American Visions and Voices Awards out of a total of 5 from the western United States. In addition, Waterford Senior, Jamie Duke, won a National Silver Medal for photography. She was the only student from Utah to receive a national award. To see the Waterford students' award-winning artwork visit http://bit.ly/GJaNoS.
The American Visions and Voices winners and National Medalists will be honored at a special ceremony on June 1, 2012 at Carnegie Hall.
"It is a tremendous honor to receive this kind of national recognition. At Waterford, we believe that arts education is an essential part of each student’s experience. Through their art, these talented students have beautifully expressed their vision of the world." said Head of School, Nancy Heuston.
The nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, administers the awards. The Alliance identifies teenagers with the exceptional artistic and literary talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Students' works were blindly adjudicated, first locally through the 116 affiliates of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, and then nationally by panels of judges comprised of renowned artists, authors, educators, and industry professionals. For more information about the awards or to see winning submissions, visit http://www.artandwriting.org.
The Waterford School is a private, liberal arts school located in Sandy, Utah, for students in preschool through grade 12. In addition to its college-preparatory academic program, the school offers an extensive arts curriculum, including music, dance, theater, photography and visual arts. For more information visit http://www.waterfordschool.org.