Ten Laurel students received 26 honors in the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Competition

Each year the Cleveland Institute of Art hosts the Scholastic Art & Writing Competition that recognizes creative achievement in area 7-12 grade students. Applicants can submit in 28 different categories of art and writing.

 Students submitted more than 320,000 works of art and writing in this year’s competition. Award-winning work best exemplifies originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Students receiving Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions, or American Visions & Voices Nominations are celebrated within their communities through local exhibitions and ceremonies. Gold Key works are then judged nationally by an impressive panel of creative–industry experts to receive National Medals. Congratulations to the following Laurel students who were recognized in the regional competition:
Gold Keys:
  •  Kendall Braaten '23, photo titled "Portrait of a Dog in Sunlight"  
Silver Keys:
  • Priya Datt '23 received two Silver Keys for her photos titled "Overlapping Dimensions" and "Enveloping Edges" 
Honorable Mentions:
  • Kendal Harris '21, Drawing & Illustration titled "Icarus"  
  • Erin Thomas '22, Self Portrait
Gold Key:
  • Kendal Harris '21, Critical Essay
  • Nadia Ibrahim '21, four Gold Key awards for Short Story, Poetry, Personal Essay & Memoir and Humor
  • Maeve Vasko, Novel Writing
Silver Key:
  • Shaliz Bazldjoo '21, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Maggie Chen '23, Short Story
  • Nadia Ibrahim '21, six Silver Key awards for Writing Portfolio, Short Story, three Poetry entries and Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Madeline Malbasa '24, Critical Essay
Honorable Mention:
  • Maggie Chen '23, Personal Essay & Memoir
  • Nadia Ibrahim '21, four Honorable Mention awards for two Poetry entries, two Short Story entries, 
  • Nicole Samala '24, Poetry
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