Nine Students Win Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards recognize “students with exceptional artistic and literary talent” each year, and nine Thacher students recently were named awardees. In all, 25 awards went to nine students including six Gold Key Awards, eight Silver Key Awards, and ten Honorable Mentions. The Gold Key Awards advance for consideration of national awards announced later in the spring. 

According to the organization’s website, more than 280,000 submissions of artwork were submitted for judging by an expert panel of the nation’s preeminent leaders in visual and literary arts. 

Thacher faculty members Carin Yates, Seth Boyd, Grace Lowe, and Tim Sullivan worked with each student to self-select their best works for submission to this year’s contests. 

Two of the images selected for Photography awards are on display in the gallery above. 

Gold Key Award:
Jayden Lee, Critical Essay, Internet Censorship Through China's Great Firewall: A Necessary Evil for Economic and Political Success? 
Haoyang Liu, Poetry, Anaphora as Red Machinery
Haoyang Liu, Poetry, Polyphony: South
Annie (Tianqi) Wang, Photography, Beyond
Ruoxi (Grace) Zhong, Short Story, Why the Sun Never Rises in the East
Henry Zhou, Photography, Community

Silver Key Award: 
Brecon Bridger, Photography, Turning Away from the Past
Haoyang Liu, Poetry, Amensalism
Haoyang Liu, Poetry, Bisected Mandarin
Haoyang Liu, Poetry, Sino-amnesia
Annie (Tiaqi) Wang, Photography, Floating
Ruoxi (Grace) Zhong, Poetry, Blue
Henry Zhou, Photography, Smoke
Henry Zhou, Photography, Tooth

Honorable Mentions:
Sophia Brant, Photography, Birds Fly
Brecon Bridger, Photography, Catching the Moon
Brecon Bridger, Photography, Eyelashes
Haoyang Liu, Poetry, Letter from My Grandfather in Unit 731
Sarah Soneshine, Dramatic Script, Admit It
Annie (Tianqi) Wang, Photography, Blur
Carol Yue, Critical Essay, Were the Lockdowns Worth It? Not Quite...
Ruoxi (Grace) Zhong, Poetry, Blue
Henry Zhou, Photography, Smoke
Henry Zhou, Photography, Tooth

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