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Artists & Writers Represent Well in Scholastic’s Regional

Artists & Writers Represent Well in Scholastic’s Regional

The annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition initiative for creative students (grades 7-12) and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers. Fayette County Public Schools competes in the regional organized by the Art Academy of Cincinnati, which encompasses parts of Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. The gold key recipients qualify for national competition this summer. Congratulations to all!

Art Division

  • Digital Art: Jialing Cai of Beaumont Middle School, gold key and silver key
  • Digital Art: Yui Aono of Lafayette High School, silver key
  • Drawing & Illustration: Avinash Koul of Lafayette, honorable mention
  • Editorial Cartoon: Avinash Koul of Lafayette, gold key
  • Mixed Media: Jiya Sheth of SCAPA at Bluegrass, gold key and honorable mention

Writing Division

From Lafayette High School:

  • Flash Fiction: Gabbi Shaffar, gold key; Avinash Koul, silver key; and Ryan Eby, honorable mention
  • Personal Essay & Memoir: Samantha Miculinich, silver key; and Aina Marti, honorable mention
  • Poetry gold keys: Kiitan Adedeji and Lillian Bramble; both also American Voices nominees
  • Poetry silver keys: Kiitan Adedeji, Madelyn Dinh, Ryan Eby, Arabella Lee, Rylie Humphress, and Natalia Melchiore-Dayton
  • Poetry honorable mentions: Eva Bishop, Maya Conner, Samantha Miculinich, Adyson Reisz, Sophie Watson, and Cora Welker
  • Portfolio: Lillian Bramble and Creed Taylor, silver keys; and Samantha Miculinich, honorable mention
  • Science Fiction Fantasy silver keys: Madelyn Dinh, Ryan Eby, and Alice Lugauer
  • Short Story: Rachel Jones, silver key; and Kaibrey Donnelly, honorable mention

Other schools:

  • Flash Fiction: Rithika Chopra of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, honorable mention
  • Personal Essay & Memoir: Zain Mardini of SCAPA at Bluegrass, silver key
  • Poetry: Maya Davis and Nina Tay of Dunbar, silver keys; and Rithika Chopra, honorable mention


Source: Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards