Archmere Art Students Recognized With 142 Scholastic Art Awards!

For the fourth consecutive year, Archmere won more individual awards and more Gold Key awards than any school in the state of Delaware at the 2024 Scholastic Art Awards Show. Archmere Academy students were recognized with 142 awards in 13 art and design categories, including 8 Portfolio awards. Student work is evaluated based on originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision.
What is Scholastics?

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition is the nation's longest-running and most prestigious contest for creative teens. Luminaries such as Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Stephen King and Sylvia Plath were all first recognized in this contest when they were in high school.

  • Gold Keys represent the top 5% of entries in any given category
  • Silver Keys represent the top 10% of entries in any given category
  • Merit Awards (Honorable Mentions) are still significant; the judges recognize elements of technical skill and personal vision/voice 

What’s Next for Award Winners:

  • The Delaware Scholastic Gold Key Awards Art & Writing Exhibition will be on display from January 30 - February 17, 2024 at the Arts Center gallery at Delaware State University
  • All Gold Keys in the exhibition will be considered for the American Vision and Congressional Awards on February 2, 2024 (The ACG will be closed to visitors on this date.)
Exhibition Hours:
January 30 - February 17, 2024 at Delaware State University

  • Mondays: Closed
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Wednesdays: 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
  • Saturdays (January 27, February 3, February 17): TBA but likely 12:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
All Gold Key Awards now advance to the national level of the competition, where they will be considered for National Medals and additional scholarships and exhibition opportunities. National Medals are typically announced in March.

Archmere Academy Scholastic Art Awards by Category:

Category Description:
Open only to 12th graders, the portfolio category consists of a series of 6 distinct works that communicate a single cohesive idea or visual investigation. The works may come from one category or any combination of multiple categories.

Sylv Chen Gold Key
Kaia Yalamanchili Gold Key (2)
Bella Hughes Silver Key
Carrie Wiig Silver Key
Camilo Alvarez Merit Award
Maddie Priest Merit Award
Sabrina Saggesse Merit Award 

Category Description:
Building designs, landscape designs, interior designs, urban plans, or product designs. Can include 2D work such as hand-drawn sketches, computer-aided designs, blueprints, and floor plans, or 3D work such as handmade or 3D printed scale models, maquettes, or prototypes. Includes industrial designs, plans for models of structures, environments, systems, or products.

Alexander Bogey Gold Key
Victoria Eastment Silver Key
Elizabeth Maher Merit Award

Category Description: 
Handcrafted objects made from ceramics or glass.

Kendall Hana Gold Key
Abigail Im Silver Key
Isabella Anastasia Merit Award
Ethan Beach Merit Award
Anna Benner Merit Award
Brittany Coant Merit Award
Megan Fiss Merit Award
Amalia Welch Merit Award

DESIGN: 12 Awards
Category Description:
Art created for commercial or applied purposes. This includes graphic design work that has a defined use such as advertising or communications.

Ceci Connolly Gold Key
Justin Flenner Gold Key
Patrick Ross Gold Key
Sophia Chen Silver Key
Kelly Cholden Silver Key
Danny Keenan Merit Award
Ruby Merenda Silver Key
Colin Mosley Silver Key
Quinn Nowaczyk Merit Award (2)
Valentina Ramos Merit Award

Category Description:
Computer-generated artwork or artwork captured digitally and heavily collaged or manipulated to produce a new image. The production of digital art relies heavily upon computer software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, GIMP, Macromedia Freehand, CorelDraw, or other graphics editing programs.

Cassius Hearne Gold Key (2)
Carrie Wiig Silver Key
Chloe Li Merit Award
Valentina Ramos Merit Award

Category Description:
Art that is composed of marks made with a manual or mechanical instrument on a two-dimensional surface. Drawings include all renderings made by an instrument on a surface and may include formal, realistic and/or abstract imagery. Illustrations are works that graphically depict a concept or subject. Either drawings or drawn illustrations may be submitted to this category.

Ella Beatson Gold Key
Sylv Chen Gold Key, Merit Award
Kelly Cholden Gold Key
Isabelle Kim Gold Key
Abby Leonardo Gold Key
Michael Mallozzi Gold Key
Cecilia Patino Gold Key
Jace Walker Gold Key, Merit Award
Kaia Yalamanchili Gold Key, Merit Award
Grace Yang Gold Key, Merit Award
Susanna Connolly Silver Key
Chisom Emedoh Silver Key, Merit Award
Emily Kim Silver Key
Arabella Marcinko Silver Key
Aubrey Walsh Silver Key
Kathrine Wang Silver Key
Rebecca Wang Silver Key
Tianna Bell Merit Award
Colleen Burke Merit Award
Sophia Chen Merit Award
Armando Clemente Merit Award
Ceci Connolly Merit Award
Ellie DeLuca Merit Award
Marlise Harris Merit Award (4)
Nick Nowaczyk Merit Award
Karina Ong Merit Award
Siena Rappucci Merit Award
Katie Starnes Merit Award
Chris Swain Merit Award
Madison Terranova Merit Award
Kellyn Williams Merit Award

FASHION: 5 Awards
Category Description:
Articles of clothing or fashion accessories other than jewelry.

Justin Flenner Gold Key
Sabrina Saggese Gold Key
Bella Hughes Silver Key, Merit Award (2)

Category Description:
A sequence of moving images viewed with a monitor, television, or projector.

Griffin Merenda Merit Award
Ruby Merenda Merit Award
Quinn Nowaczyk Merit Award

MIXED MEDIA: 18 Awards
Category Description: 
Art made from more than one medium, usually with a three-dimensional element.

Maddie Priest Gold Key
Mattie Gates Gold Key, Merit Award
Sal Nkurunziza Gold Key
Camilo Alvarez Merit Award
Mark Ferris Merit Award (2)
Abby Giancristoforo Merit Award
Ethan Goldstein Merit Award
Maya Granda Merit Award
Kayla Iroha Merit Award
Grace Mahoney Merit Award
Andres Ramos Merit Award
Valentina Ramos Silver Key, Merit Award
Alice Trainer Merit Award
Kathrine Wang Merit Award
Lucy Weinig Silver Key

PAINTING: 29 Awards
Category Description:
Art created by applying pigment to a two-dimensional surface.

Olivia Benson Gold Key
Daniel Qi Gold Key (2)
Sabrina Saggese Gold Key, Silver Key, Merit Award
Jace Walker Gold Key (2), Silver Key (2)
Kaia Yalamanchili Gold Key, Merit Award
Grace Yang Gold Key (2), Merit Award
Audrey Zou Gold Key, Silver Key (2)
Sophia Chen Silver Key
Rylon O’Donnell Silver Key
Sarah Eastment Merit Award
Megan Foster Merit Award
Maya Granda Merit Award
Carly Polsky Merit Award
Maddie Priest Merit Award
Andres Ramos Merit Award
Kathrine Wang Merit Award

Category Description:
Images captured by either an analog or digital camera.

Andres Ramos Gold Key, Merit Award (5)
Maddie Benson Silver Key
Bridget McNamara Silver Key, Merit Award

Category Description:
Work made by transferring ink from one prepared surface (plate, screen, etc.) onto paper or another flat surface.

Meredith Victoria Gold Key
Cassidy Fanning Merit Award

Category Description:
Three-dimensional art objects created by carving, casting, or other shaping techniques that can have interactive qualities.

David Cui Merit Award
Victoria Wang Merit Award

Congratulations to all of our amazing Archmere Artists & Designers!
Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.