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Scholastic Art and Writing Competition


Ari Osgood Cox


Ari Osgood Cox won three Gold Key awards for photography in the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Northeast Region-At-Large competition, highlighting a strong showing for 24 State College Area High School students.

 

State High’s entries collected medals for 52 works, including 10 Gold Keys and 10 Silver Keys.

 

In addition to Cox, three students each took home three keys. Shirley Zhang won two golds and a silver, while Jackie Li and Margo Novikov both garnered a gold and two silvers for painting.

Jackie Li  


Gold Key works qualify for national judging on March 13.

 

“Our students are confident enough to enter, and that means so much,” said State High art teacher Danielle Crowe, the district’s art coordinator. “We don't force students to enter as many schools do. We encourage it and will even pay the entry fee, but they only enter if they feel like their work is worth being judged amongst a huge group of peers. And while we are happy that some are recognized by this great organization, we are proud that our students feel good about the work they are putting out into the world.”

Margo Novikov


Award recipients are:

 

Ari Osgood Cox, three Gold Keys, photography, “They Don’t Dance Like We Do" (top of the story), “She Was Incomplete,” “The First Time, I Cried”

Shirley Zhang

  • Gold Key, critical essay, “China and India: Poverty and Polarity in Two Developing Nations”
  • Gold Key, drawing and illustration, “Immersion”
  • Silver Key, film and animation, “Inside”

Jackie Li

  • Gold Key, painting, “Dawn by the Countryside" (second from top)
  • Silver Key, painting, “The Weary Room”
  • Silver Key, painting, “Black and White”
  • Honorable Mention, painting, “Boat by the Sunset”
  • Honorable Mention, mixed media, “The Industry”

Margo Novikov

  • Gold Key, painting, “A Rehearsal Break” (third from top)
  • Silver Key, painting, “City at Dawn”
  • Silver Key, drawing and illustration, “Before the Beginning”
  • Honorable Mention, drawing and illustration, “Getting Ready”
  • Honorable Mention, painting, “Maine”

Carin Carrion, Gold Key, digital art, “The Shore Stops Here”

Ellie Kim, Gold Key, personal essay/memoir, “Time Travel Toward Memories”

Allaina Wagner, Gold Key, sculpture, “Cherry Pie” (below)

Allaina Wagner


Erica Mi

  • Silver Key, art portfolio, “The Satirical Analysis of a Panopticon”
  • Honorable Mention, painting, “A Charismatic Salvage”

Joseph Mao

  • Silver Key, painting, “Beginning”
  • Honorable Mention, painting, “Entropy”

Drew Spielvogel

  • Silver Key, drawing and illustration, “Zuckerberg’s Avatars”
  • Honorable Mention, poetry, “(Intra/Inter) Personal”
  • Honorable Mention, poetry, “Quality Control for Minimal Malleability; Sterilized Slaughterhouse
  • Honorable Mention, art portfolio, “Alien Residents of a Post-Digital World”

Dorothy Tan

  • Silver Key, painting, “Left Behind”
  • Honorable Mention, painting, “The Sunset Boat”
  • Honorable Mention, drawing and illustration, “We Are Still Busy”

Katy Ulmer, Silver Key, drawing and illustration, “Rose Colored Glasses”

Chloe Bevilacqua, Honorable Mention, short story, “Blood Soaked Sill”

Binchen Fang, two Honorable Mentions, drawing and illustration, “Field” and “Fence”

Ziqian Guo, two Honorable Mentions, drawing and illustration, “Transportation” and “Afternoon Sunlight”

William Huang, Honorable Mention, personal essay/memoir, “An Exploring Trip”

Wenjun Leng, five Honorable Mentions, painting, “Evening Glow,” “Boat House,” “Tom,” “Shore,” “Roaming Dimensions”

Allison Mi, Honorable Mention, painting, “Serenity”

Jeffery Su, Honorable Mention, drawing and illustration, “Ashes of Aftermath”

Francie Sweeny, Honorable Mention, drawing and illustration, “Mirrored”

Marissa Xu

  • Honorable Mention, drawing and illustration, “Equanimity”
  • Honorable Mention, painting, “A Few Years Later …”

Jenna Zhang

  • Honorable Mention, drawing and illustration, “When Boats Can Fly”
  • Honorable Mention, painting, “Impending Doom”

Claire Zheng, Honorable Mention, drawing and illustration, “Timeless Envisions”