Art Students Win Scholastic Awards

A number of MLWGS fine arts students were recently honored by having their work selected in this year's Scholastic Art competition. Hosted by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, this is a highly competitive art show made even more so this year by the addition of many more VA school districts. 

2012 Scholastics Awards Earned by Maggie Walker Governor's School Students: 
11 Gold Keys awards, including 4 Gold Key Portfolios and 1 American Vision
11 Silver Keys awards, including 4 Silver Key Portfolios
18 Honorable Mentions, including 1 HM Portfolio

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will honor the winning student(s) at its Second Annual Scholastic Award Ceremony on February 18. All students are invited to a short reception from noon-1 pm. Gold Key winners will be recognized in order by grade and alphabetically during their respective ceremonies. Honorable Mention and Silver Key students will receive their certificate via mail.

Gold Key winners’ work will be exhibited at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts from February 18 – March 18, and will then move on to the Alliance for Young Artist and Writers national adjudication process, where nominees will be eligible for further recognition and scholarship opportunities. Adjudication of Gold Key works will take place in New York City and award winners will be announced on March 15.





Gold Key
Erika Chu ('14) Art
Michael Conte ('12) Photography Portfolio
Miranda Elliott ('12) 2- Photography, American Visions nominee
Selena Kitchens  Art(‘13) Art
LaJuan Neal ('13) Photography Portfolio
William Nunnally ('12) Art Portfolio

Mallari Sizemore ('14) Photography
Annie Weidhaas ('12) Photography
Julia Whitehead ('12) Art
Kevin Wu ('12) Photography Portfolio


Silver Key
Miranda Elliott (’12) Photography Portfolio
Lucie Hanes ('12) Art Portfolio
Scott Hazelwood ('12) Art Portfolio
Haley Herrmann ('14) Art
Annie Hulcher ('12) Photography Portfolio
Sam Menchel ('13) Photography
William Nunnally ('12) Art
Rachel Shannon ('12) Photograph
Kevin Wu ('12) Photography

Honorable Mention
 Olivia Coffey ('12) Art  
Michael Conte ('12) Photography
Lucy Dacus ('13) 5 - Photography
Miranda Elliott ('12) Photography
Hannah Grove ('13) Art
Nathan Illmensee ('14) 2- Photography
Alexandria Mitchem ('13) Artf13
LaJuan Neal ('13) Photography
Matt Pittman ('12) Photography Portfolio
Annie Weidhaas ('12) Photography