PHHS student wins National Gold Medal in 2016 Scholastic Art Awards

A local high school student has been recognized for her outstanding artwork.

Rose Sebastian, a student at Perry Hall High School, has been awarded a National Gold Medal in the 2016 Scholastic Art Awards.

The nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers earlier this month announced the national award recipients of the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the country’s longest-running recognition program for creative teens in grades 7 through 12. A record-breaking 320,000 works of art and writing were submitted at the regional level in the Awards’ 29 categories, which include poetry, photography, sculpture, humor, editorial cartoons, video game design and more.

In all, the Alliance awards more than $250,000 in scholarships annually to top Awards recipients and their educators. The Alliance also partners with art institutes, colleges, and universities to earmark scholarships for college-bound Scholastic Awards recipients.

Sebastian, a senior at PHHS, won a Gold Medal in the “Drawing and Illustration” category for her piece, “New York City.”

Students who receive Gold Medals, Silver Medals with Distinction, American Visions and Voices Medals, or Sponsored Awards, their educators, and their guests will be invited to a three-day celebration of their accomplishment to be held in June in New York City.

The full list of 2016 winners can be found here.

Rose Sebastian PHHS

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