Several members of Pike's Upper School earned recognition for their artwork as part of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a prestigious regional and national competition for young artists and writers in grades 7-12. The students mentioned below are among the winners for the Massachusetts region. The gold key award-winners will move on to the national competition.
Award winners represent the top-20 percent of all entries with gold key winners representing the top-10 percent of work in each of the 29 categories. Gold-key artwork will be displayed as part of an exhibition at Boston City Hall in March.
At the national level, Pike students will have a chance to earn scholarships, see their works exhibited or published and to be honored by a program considered "the most prestigious recognition for creative teens in the U.S." Past winners of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which date back to 1923, include: Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King and John Updike, among others.
Congratulations to all of our students!
Emily Huang "Welcome Home" - Painting
Emily Huang "Transcendent of Fear" - Drawing and Illustration
Jerry Shu "Taste" - Drawing and Illustration
Jerry Shu "Awakening" - Drawing and Illustration
Chen-chen Song "The Endless View" - Painting
Alicia Wang "Four Eyes" - Drawing and Illustration
Emily Huang "Survivor" - Drawing and Illustration
Emily Huang "Unwound" - Drawing and Illustration
Kayla Lang "A Walk in the Fields" - Painting
Jerry Shu "Totem" - Drawing and Illustration
Chen-chen Song "Reflection" - Painting
Chen-chen Song "An 'Airy' Dance" - Humor
Chen-chen Song "A Beary Bad Sister" - Personal Essay/Memoir
Alicia Wang "Ducks in a Pond" - Painting
William Yue "Giraffe" - Painting
Anna Lang "Metaphorical" - Sculpture
Kayla Lang "Oceanside" - Painting
Jerry Shu "At the Crack of Dawn" - Drawing and Illustration
Chen-chen Song "The 'Unsinkable Ship': a Collection of Three Poems" - Poetry
Chen-chen Song "The Old Man of Time" - Poetry
Alicia Wang "Dancing Strings" - Painting
William Yue "On the Fence" - Photography
William Yue "Horse" - Painting