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Scholastic Regional Awards for Trinity Artists

Four Titans recognized for exceptional art and writing by Scholastic
Four Trinity artists 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, Rebecca Short ’21 represented Trinity as a Gold Key honoree, making her eligible for national recognition by a panel of creative–industry experts. Along with the work of other gold-key winners from around the city,  her towering turquoise-glazed ceramic work, “Oasis Teapot” was displayed at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond from February 8-16, 2020.

Trinity’s 2020 Regional Scholastic Art Award Winners:
  • Rebecca Short ’21 — Gold Key (ceramics)
  • Sara Nedeff ’22 — Silver Key (photography)
  • Molly Ranson ’21 — Silver Key (photography)
  • Emma Smith ’21 — Honorable Mention (4) (photography)
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

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