Seneca Valley students Jack Reynolds and Anna Sullivan have been identified by a panel of creative professionals as being in the top one percent of high school artists nationwide.
The two talented artists earned national medals out of the 330,000 works of art and writing that were submitted to the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.
Mr. Reynolds, a junior, won a gold medal for his photograph "Ennui," (below left) and Miss Sullivan, a senior, won a silver medal for her ceramic sculpture "The Road Traveled."
By receiving a Scholastic Art and Writing Award National Medal, these students join a legacy of celebrated authors and artists including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford and Lena Dunham.
Mr. Reynolds and Miss Sullivan are invited a ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 8. Art and writing from gold medalists will also be featured in the National Exhibition at Parsons School of Design at The New School and Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery. The exhibition will be on display June 2-12.
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards has grown to be the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition initiation for creative teens, and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.