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2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Go to Creative Students

The annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are a prestigious honor for creative students in grades 7-12 and the nation’s largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers. The Art Academy of Cincinnati coordinated the 2022-23 regional competition for Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana. Gold key recipients* advance to compete at the national level.

Congratulations to these regional winners from Fayette County Public Schools!


From Lafayette High School:

  • Aina Marti – silver key in Fashion

From Paul Laurence Dunbar High School:

  • Julia Castillo – silver key in Painting and honorable mention in Drawing & Illustration
  • Katie Yang – silver key in Design

From Beaumont Middle School:

  • Jialing Cai – honorable mention in Digital Art

From SCAPA at Bluegrass:

  • Avi Koul – silver key in Editorial Cartoon


From Bryan Station High School:

  • Avery Hylton – honorable mention in Critical Essay

From Lafayette High School:

  • Zoya Abbas – honorable mentions in Dramatic Script and in Poetry
  • * Kiitan Adedeji – gold key in Poetry
  • * Shayda Alsalihi – gold key in Personal Essay & Memoir
  • Kathleen Bauer – honorable mentions in Poetry, in Science Fiction & Fantasy, and in Writing Portfolio
  • * Lillian Bramble – gold key, silver key, and honorable mention, all in Poetry
  • Maya Conner – silver key in Poetry
  • Madelyn Dinh – honorable mention in Poetry
  • * Ryan Eby – gold and silver keys, both in Poetry
  • Mina Hartman – silver in Personal Essay & Memoir and honorable mention in Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Kate Hawse – honorable mention in Flash Fiction
  • Rylie Humphress – silver key in Poetry
  • Arabella Lee – honorable mention in Poetry
  • Samantha Miculinich – silver key in Poetry
  • Luka Mijatovic – honorable mention in Poetry
  • Reyna Radhakrishnan – silver key in Poetry
  • Hannah Schadler – silver key in Science Fiction & Fantasy, and honorable mentions in Science Fiction & Fantasy, in Novel Writing, and in Writing Portfolio
  • Creed Taylor – silver keys in Personal Essay & Memoir and in Poetry, and honorable mention in Poetry
  • Eli Trainor – silver key in Novel Writing
  • Logan Ward – honorable mention in Poetry and silver key in Writing Portfolio
  • Evelyn Weaver – silver key in Writing Portfolio

From Paul Laurence Dunbar High School:

  • Maya Davis – two silver keys in Poetry
  • Clara Hildebrandt – silver in Dramatic Script
  • Kiran Koul – silver in Flash Fiction
  • Athena Mandzy – honorable mention in Poetry

Source: Art Academy of Cincinnati

Contact: Sam Holloway, regional coordinator

Posted Jan. 30, 2023