Three from FCPS earn Scholastic Art & Writing national medals
Three students from Fayette County Public Schools earned honors at the national level of the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. Receiving gold medals were Lafayette High School’s Tuesday Hadden for “Grandmother Earth” in the Future New art category and Amelia Loeffler for “Mount Whitney, Manzanar, and Marianna” in Personal Essay & Memoir. Receiving a silver medal was Carson Morris of Edythe J. Hayes Middle School for “What we can do to stop mass shootings in America,” a Critical Essay entry. All three students had earlier garnered regional recognition, along with several others from FCPS.
The nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers aims to identify teenagers with exceptional talent and present their remarkable work to a broader audience. Each year, students in grades 7–12 apply in 29 categories for a chance to earn scholarships and have their entries exhibited and published. The judges look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.