Art honors: North and East students win regional art and writing awards

Photo provided Painted Courage by Columbus East student Antoinette Hughes.

Students from Columbus East and North high schools have earned several regional honors from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

East students won a total of three Gold Key awards, six Silver Keys and 10 honorable mentions, all in various artistic categories, according to a release from the school’s art department. Annie Hughes won a Gold Key in photography; Yuliett Lozano and Kate Sandusky each won a Gold Key in ceramics and glass.

At North, art coordinator Leslie Weaver reported that Ajay Singireddy won two Gold Keys in drawing and illustration, and Benjamin Genter won two Silver Keys in photography, plus two honorable mentions for photography and an art portfolio. North student Carrie Wang received two Silver Keys in writing; one for poetry and one for flash fiction.

The Scholastic Art and Writing Competition began in 1923 and gives students across the country an opportunity to showcase their hard work.

Gold Key entries are automatically considered for national awards, including Gold Medals, Silver Medals with Distinction, Silver Medals, and scholarship awards. According to East art coordinator Alison Buck, national awards will be publicly announced on March 22.

Artwork awarded with Gold Keys in the Central and Southern Indiana Art Region is on display at Marian University in Indianapolis through March 24. Regional honorees for both art and writing were recognized at the university on March 5.