LM Students Win Scholastic Art Awards and LYCA Awards

Several LM students recently won awards in the National Scholastic Art competition and the Lancaster County Young Artists competition.  The winning art may be viewed March 3 – April 15, 2018. The Scholastics exhibition is at the Demuth Museum and the LCYA exhibition is at the Lancaster Museum of Art.

The winners of Scholastic Gold Keys advance to national competition in New York. Scholastic Gold Keys are also recognized at commencement exercises for graduating LMH seniors.

Jia Li, who won a Scholastics Gold Key in Drawing and Illustration, was also the American Visions Nominee. The American Vision Award winners are chosen as the “Best of Show” from all of the artwork entered in this year’s Scholastic competition. Each regional program across the country selects the five most outstanding works of art from their Gold Key recipients. These five young artists represent the region on the national level as American Vision nominees. A national panel then selects one of the nominated works from each region as an American Vision winner.

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. The Awards are presented by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarship.

Students’ art submissions are judged by leaders in the visual arts. Jurors look for works that exemplify the Awards’ core values: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision.

The Scholastic Art Awards has grown to be the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens, and the largest source of scholarships for young artists.

Kudos to the art teachers who worked to have students enter this contest and win.


Gold Awards:

Jia Li ’19, Scholastics, Drawing and Illustration

Rachel Mast ’18, LYCA, Digital Photography

Tiffany Iraheta ’21, LYCA, Ceramics

Jia Li ’19, LYCA, Drawing (2)

Silver Awards:

Jerilyn Lapp ’18, Scholastics, Drawing and Illustration

Noelle Stringer ’21, Scholastics, Ceramics and Glass

Rachel Mast ’18, Scholastics, Photography

Rachel Mast ’18, LYCA, Digital Photography

Noelle Stringer ’21, LYCA, Ceramics

Honorable Mentions:

Xin He ’19, LYCA, Digital Photography

Leilani Krady ’21, LYCA, Film Photography

Ellie Stillman ’19, LYCA Film Photography

Rachel Mast ’18, Scholastics, Photography

Jason Zhang, Scholastics, Photography

Jerilyn Lapp ’18, LYCA, Drawing

Runqi Zhang ’19, LYCA, Painting

Runqi Zhang ’19, Scholastics, Painting


Silver Awards

Eliza Noone ’20, Scholastics, Photography

Honorable Mention

Sam Barna ’20, Scholastics, Drawing and Illustration

Kaylin Berry ’20, Scholastics, Drawing and Illustration

Sierra Phanara ’20, LYCA, Photography


At Locust Grove, Madeleine Gerz ’22 received an honorable mention from LYCA.