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Five Humble ISD students earned Gold Key awards in the national Scholastic Art & Writing contest


Five Humble ISD students earned Gold Key awards in the national Scholastic Art & Writing contest: Kurt Arzaga – Atascocita High School; Bri Crockett – Kingwood Park High School; Madison Keller – Kingwood Park High School; Rachael Scott – Kingwood Park High School; and Julia Wiecek – Riverwood Middle School.

Each fall, area schools and districts submit students’ best artwork and writing to compete at the regional level in the Scholastic Art & Writing competition. Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) is the sponsor for the Harris County area. Through the Awards, students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication and scholarships. This year area teens competed among 320,000 art and writing entries across 29 different categories.

 

Entries are judged by panels of highly-qualified professionals who select Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention recipients. Gold Key winners go on to compete at the national level. More than 1,500 students receive national awards each year. Past winners include Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford and Joyce Carol Oates.

“We’re extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of our teens and their teachers,” said Andrea Segraves, HCDE coordinator for Scholastic and director for the Teaching and Learning Center at HCDE. 

Gold Key Medalists are invited to a ceremony in New York City’s Carnegie Hall on June 2 with appearances from award-winning filmmaker and commentarian Ken Burns along with other surprise celebrities. Work from more than 1,000 students will be on exhibit from June 2-12 at several prominent New York galleries. 

 

HCDE has proudly served as a regional sponsor for The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards since 1993. Established by Maurice Robinson, founder of Scholastic Books Inc., it is the largest and most prestigious recognition program and source of scholarships for creative teens in the U.S.

 

Full list of awardees on HCDE-Texas.org