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Scholastic Regional Awards for Trinity Artists

Eleven Titans recognized for exceptional art and writing by Scholastic
Eleven Trinity artists and one writer have been recognized in the annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, described as “the nation's longest-running, most prestigious educational initiative supporting student achievement in the visual and literary arts.”

“Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients,” reads the official award description. “Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.” Recognizing exceptional artwork by students in grades 7–12 throughout the U.S., Scholastic provides the largest source of creativity-based scholarships for middle and high school students.

This year, Felicity Davies ’19, Paloma Hoover ’19, Genevieve Johnson ’21 and Catherine Monaco ’21 represent Trinity as a Gold Key honorees, making them eligible for national recognition by a panel of creative–industry experts. Monaco and Johnson were each honored for works in painting, while Hoover was recognized for a work of digitally produced artwork. Davies’ Gold Key portfolio included sculpture and ceramic pieces on the theme of “The Struggles of Marine Life”

Trinity’s 2019 Regional Scholastic Art Award Winners:
  • Caroline Benedetti ’19 — Silver Key (x2) (writing)
  • Felicity Davies ’19 — Gold Key (art portfolio); Silver Key (sculpture); Honorable Mention (x4) (sculpture and ceramics)
  • Katesby Fuller ’19 — Silver Key (painting)
  • Taylor Gray ’20 — Silver Key (painting)
  • Augie Harr ’19 — Silver Key (painting)
  • Paloma Hoover ’19 — Gold Key (digital art); Honorable Mention (drawing)
  • Genevieve Johnson ’21 — Gold Key (painting)
  • Caroline Kiefer ’20 — Honorable Mention (mixed media)
  • Catherine Monaco ’21 — Gold Key (painting)
  • Carthen Smith ’19 — Honorable Mention (painting)
  • Margaret Turner ’21 — Silver Key (painting; Honorable Mention (painting)
Along with the work of other talented local student artists, the the work of Trinity gold- and silver-key winners will be displayed at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond from February 16 through March 2, 2019.

The Trinity visual arts curriculum includes photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, mixed media and much more. Course levels are designed to meet the needs of beginning students through IB art certificate students. Trinity’s 4,000-plus square-foot visual arts center brings together artists, painters and sculptors in a spectacular collaborative space. Learn more at trinityes.org/arts.
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