Three students receive national recognition for art pieces

This year, sophomores Karlee Williams and Keira Ho, as well as senior Bryce Fuller have received a Gold Key, which is the highest award an artist can receive in the nationwide Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. 

2019-2020 has been another incredible year in the LJVA studios,” visual art coordinator Brice McCasland said in a school-wide email. “Our students have continued to pour their work ethic, innovative processes, and thoughtful ideation into their work… and it has been noticed nationwide.”

There were 53 regional awards in total, with the school’s region including seven other states. Fourteen pieces received the Gold Key award and qualified to advance to the national competition. 

After applying to the Scholastic Art and Writing awards, I was awarded a Gold Key for two of my works within our seven-state region, and then went on to nationals for those two pieces and was awarded a national gold medal for my work ‘Shamed’ from my 2019 Sustained Investigation,” Fuller said. 

Typically the award winners would be invited to Carnegie Hall for the national award ceremony; however, this year the ceremony will be held digitally in light of COVID-19. 

I am honored that they chose me as a national award winner,” Williams said. “I mainly thank my art teacher Mr. McCasland for growing my technical skill and teaching me in more ways than I knew were possible.”