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19 Laurel Students Receive a Total of 33 Honors in the 2022 Scholastic Art & Writing Competition

Each year the Cleveland Institute of Art hosts the Scholastic Art & Writing Competition that recognizes creative achievement in area 7th-12th 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:
  • Karma Abboud ‘24, photo titled “Motherland”
  • Elizabeth Bulanda ‘23, photo titled “Caught In Flight”
  • Camille Jackson ‘24, photo titled “Our Last Dance”
  • Erin Thomas ‘22, drawing titled “Away From the Dark”
Silver Keys:
  • Alaire Bang ‘24, two Silver Keys for a ceramics and glass piece titled “Divine Fungus” and a self portrait in the Drawing and Illustration category
  • Abby Bee ‘23, photo titled “JOY”
  • Camille Jackson ‘24, photo titled “Tunnel to Next”
  • Yile Li ‘22, three Silver Keys for digital art pieces titled “Untitled 1”,
  • Napping” and “Whisper”
  • Lexie Loucas ‘22, painting titled “Interpretation”
  • Gabrielle Marasco ‘22, painting titled “A Golden Escape”
  • Lily Rogen ‘23, two Silver Keys for photography titled “Into the Woods” and “Frozen Oasis”
Honorable Mentions:
  • Priya Datt ‘23, photo titled “Illuminating Solitude”
  • Caitie Hanrahan ‘22, photo titled “Water Droplets”
  • Sascha Leiken ‘25, digital art piece titled “The Blazing Sun”
  • Yile Li ‘22, digital art piece titled “The Magician”
  • Gabrielle Marasco ‘22, two Honorable Mentions for a drawing titled “Through the Blue Curtain” and jewelry titled “Race Day”
  • Ava Namrow ‘23, expanded project titled “Pink Ava^2”
  • Lily Rogen ‘23, two honorable mentions for photography titled “Onlookers” and “Roots”
Gold Keys:
  • Karma Abboud '24, two Gold Keys for poetry titled “Where You Lay” and a short story titled “Green Heaven”
  • Shaliz Bazldjoo ‘24, three Gold Keys for a science fiction & fantasy piece titled “Where the Blackbird Fusses”, poetry titled “ antigenesis” and a humor piece titled “The Dark Side of the Playground”
  • Samyuktha Iyer ‘24, personal essay & memoir titled “My First Real Diwali”
Silver Keys:
  • Liliana Embrescia ‘24, poetry titled “The Little Yellow Flower”
  • Madeline Malbasa ‘24, short story titled “The World is Quiet Here”
Honorable Mention:
  • Hannah Rosenfeld ‘27, poetry titled “Standards”
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