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2022 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Announced

“My whole life can be read from these shelves and the items within.”

- Miller Clark, Gold Key for “Book of Life”

Ellery Cook, Gold Key for "Venice"

The scratch of a pen on paper, creating lines that become words to inspire and art that opens windows into new worlds. Throughout the last year, Harpeth Hall students have used their talent to write creative fiction, capture the world through photography, and so much more.

Each year, students submit their original works to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition, which for nearly a century has “inspired bold ideas in creative teens” throughout the country. From printmaking to poetry, 60 Harpeth Hall students earned over 90 recognitions in the regional awards. 

A showcase of drawing, painting, critical essays, short stories, and more, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition started in 1923 and offers students in grades 7-12 (ages 13 and up) a chance to submit an unlimited number of creative works for judging at the regional and national levels.

In the art category, participants can choose from a variety of categories, with a portfolio option available to graduating seniors. These categories include comic art, film & animation, painting, photography, and many other creative mediums. In writing, participants can choose from categories ranging from creative nonfiction in critical essays and journalism pieces, to short story and novel writing, which supply an outlet for works of fiction. While each category has a word count restriction, there are no content requirements past making sure each piece is in its appropriate category.

We are very proud of our writers and artists who created and shared their personal works. Congratulations!

View the Scholastic Art Awards Slideshow
View the Scholastic Writing Awards Slideshow

Scholastic Art Awards

Amelia Reddy, Silver Key for "All Birds Share One Sky"

Pauline Bailey, 2 Gold Keys
Ellery Cook, Gold Key
Allie Cunningham, 2 Gold Keys, Silver Key, 3 Honorable Mentions
Rosemary Frederiksen, Gold Key, Honorable Mention
Camille Hu, 2 Gold Keys
Laura Marie Jeansonne, Gold Key, Honorable Mention
Caroline Johnson, 2 Gold Keys, Honorable Mention
Elizabeth Master, Gold Key
Rachel Rushing, Gold Key, Honorable Mention
Lexi Stewart, Gold Key
Nadia Vick, Gold Key, Honorable Mention
Carole Waltemath, Gold Key

Hallie Galyon, Silver Key
Emma Pierce, Silver Key
Amelia Reddy, Silver Key, 5 Honorable Mentions
Alice Sparrow, Silver Key
Kate Warner, Silver Key

Laura Marie Jeansonne, Gold Key for "Krater"

Marion Cummings, Honorable Mention
Luca Cyr, Honorable Mention
Lucy Farringer, Honorable Mention
Nina Fentriss , Honorable Mention
Hallie Gibson, 2 Honorable Mentions
Addie Hardy, Honorable Mention
Riley Kate Higgins, Honorable Mention
Katherine Hu, 2 Honorable Mention
Suki Junge, Honorable Mention
Elizabeth Lefler, Honorable Mention
Chekayli Meyer, Honorable Mention
Holly Powell, 2 Honorable Mentions
Eleanor Taylor, Honorable Mention
Ashley Tirrill, 3 Honorable Mentions
Ariadne Vidalakis, Honorable Mention

“And because she is too busy
Making adults smile and failing geometry
And being so terribly
In love with the world she inherited”

- Betsy Rogers, Honorable Mention for “The Lamp”

Scholastic Writing Awards

Camille Hu, Gold Key for "The Bag"

Priyanka Chiguluri, Gold Key, Silver Key, 2 Honorable Mentions
Miller Clark, Gold Key, 2 Honorable Mentions
Aarthe Govindaswamy, Gold Key
Sydney Mattoon, Gold Key
Noelle Regens, Gold Key

Amelia Alexopoulos, Silver Key
Josey Beavers, Silver Key
Virginia Callen, Silver Key, Honorable Mention
Shaffer Dale, Silver Key
Rosemary Frederiksen, Silver Key
Olivia Majors, Silver Key
Gabby Mchaourab, Silver Key
Maddie Meyer, Silver Key
Ava Sjursen, Silver Key, Honorable Mention
Jadyn Turbeville, Silver Key
Ava Willoughby, Silver Key

Elizabeth Master, Gold Key for "From Old to New"

Kate Maree Brewer, Honorable Mention
Sarah Jean Caver, Honorable Mention
Lilly Fitzgerald, Honorable Mention
Meronica Forrester-Kent, Honorable Mention
Helena Harris, Honorable Mention
Sarah Lillard, Honorable Mention
Riley McDaniel, Honorable Mention
Taylor Nisbet, Honorable Mention
Brenna Paisley, Honorable Mention
Amelia Reddy, 2 Honorable Mentions
Betsy Rogers, Honorable Mention
Gracie Sloan, Honorable Mention

“An intricate blend of confidence and poise,
of love and encouragement.”

- Riley McDaniel, Honorable Mention for “Perfume”