Scholastic Art Awards

The Maggie Walker Art Department is really excited to announce the results of the 2009/2010 Scholastic Art awards:

Portfolio Gold Keys
Lauren Paul: Art Portfolio Gold Key
Natalie Wong: Art Portfolio Gold Key
Nicole Shuman: Art Portfolio Gold Key
Mackenzie Grasso: Photography Portfolio Gold Key
Isabella Zechini: Photography Portfolio Gold Key

Individual Gold Keys
Deanna Gulick: Drawing Gold Key
Maria Maguire: Painting Gold Key
Ellie Rigsby: Digital Art Gold Key
Purnam Jantrania: Photography Gold Key

Please join me in congratulating these students!

It's worth noting, that this year we entered the "Region-at-Large" due to not having a local sponsor in the Richmond Metro area.

Out of 165,000 entries, only 693 Gold Keys were awarded. All of these students will go on to compete at the National level. Gold Key Portfolio winners have a chance to win more than $10,000 in scholarships. This is an spectacular showing!

In the spirit of healthy competition, I also wanted to share the results that we were able to find out from other great programs. Appomattox Regional Governor's School had three Portfolio Gold Keys and six Individual Gold Keys and Henrico Center for the Arts had three Portfolio Gold Keys and four Individual Gold Keys.

Kudos also goes to the English department for their eight Gold Keys in Writing! Keep your fingers crossed for these students as their work all go to compete at Nationals in New York City!