Four Archmere Students Recognized with National Scholastic Art Medals
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the nonprofit organization that presents the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, has recognized a record number of four Archmere students with National Scholastic Art Medals. This was the first time in school history that the Fashion category has won a medal. Archmere medal categories also include Mixed Media and Ceramics. Sophomore Adam Hartman received the National American Visions Medal in the Ceramics category, recognized as one of the top 50 works of art in the nation.
National Medal Winners:
Adam Hartman '23 Gold Medal & National American Visions Medal - Recognized One of Top 50 Works of Art in the Nation! Category: Ceramics Teacher: Jody Hoffman
Camron Kaiser '21 National Scholastics Silver Medal, Category: Ceramics Teacher: Jody Hoffman
Elena Proctor '22 National Scholastics Silver Medal, Category: Fashion Design, Teacher: Stephanie Silverman
Kusha Malik '22 National Scholastics Silver Medal, Category: Mixed Media, Teacher: Stephanie Silverman
More than 80,000 students submitted nearly 230,000 works of art and writing to the 2021 Scholastic Awards. These four pieces were selected by some of the foremost leaders in the visual and literary arts for excellence in originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Only 2,000 works received a National Medal, which means these four works of student art have been recognized as representative of the top 1% of all national submissions.
Since 1923, the Awards have celebrated teen artists and writers from across the country, including ranks of notable alumni, including Tschabalala Self, Stephen King, Kay WalkingStick, Charles White, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andy Warhol—all of whom won Scholastic Awards when they were teens. Archmere is celebrating its 50th anniversary of the Fine Arts program this year.