High Tech Students Named As Medalists in The Scholastic Art & Writing Contest

Congratulations to the following HTHS students who were awarded national medals in the Scholastic Art & Writing Contest:

  • Eileen Huang- Gold Medal in Poetry, Silver Medal with Distinction in Writing Portfolio, Gold Medal in Personal Essay & Memoir
  • Emily Jiang- Gold Medal in Humor
  • Steven Liu- Silver Medal in Drawing & Illustration
  • Ivy Wang- Gold Medal in Poetry
  • Yihan Wu- Gold Medal in Mixed Media and Silver Medal in Drawing & Illustration
  • Karena Yan- Gold Medal in Personal Essay & Memoir

Gold medals are awarded to the most outstanding works in the nation.  Silver medals are awarded to works that demonstrate high honors on the national level.  All works are assessed by a panel of judges made up of luminaries in creative fields.  Past Scholastic Art & Writing winners include Ken Burns, Stephen King, and Sylvia Plath.  

Senior Eileen Huang was also awarded an American Voices Medal.  The American Voices Medal for writers is the highest regional honor presented by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. A single artist from each region is presented with this award each year. 

All Gold Medal winners will be honored at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall later this year.  Congratulations to all!

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