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Honoring Student Artists

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program is the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S. Students submit works in a number of categories, including photography, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media. Dana Hall students stood out from thousands of entries, and received 27 awards and honorable mentions—with some students winning multiple awards.

8th grader D. Lu ’24 advanced to the final round and was awarded two National Gold Medals for her work: an art award for Unplugged in the Drawing & Illustration category and a writing award for I Could Not in the Personal Essay and Memoir category. This is the second consecutive year Lu has been awarded a National Medal; she previously won in 2019 for her painting Back in Time. She will be honored at the virtual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Ceremony on June 4.
Scholastic Art Awards
Gold Medal
D. Lu ’24, Drawing & Illustration, Unplugged 

Gold Keys
A. Fu ’24, Drawing & Illustration, Playing With Sand
D. Lu ’24, Drawing & Illustration, Unplugged 
D. Lu ’24, Painting, Monet’s Japanese Garden
C. Tsai ’20, Painting, (Dis)Connection
V. Zhou ’21, Painting, The Way Out
View the Massachusetts Scholastic Gold Key Art Exhibit
Silver Keys
I. Borah ’21, Drawing & Illustration, Itchy Eye
M. Kim ’20, Drawing & Illustration, Vertical Rearrangement
V. Liu ’22, Digital Art, DePRESSion
D. Lu ’24, Painting, The Earth’s Fate Is In Your Hands
K. Panjawi ’20, Painting, I Told You I'm Tired
Honorable Mentions
S. Burns ’21, Fashion, Natural Swirl Dress
R. DeLuca Lowell ’22, Photography, Saving Summer
A. Fu ’21, Printmaking, Mr. Deer’s Rescue
M. Kim ’20, Sculpture (2), Who Are You? and Perishable
J. Landry ’20, Fashion, Cotton Candy Coat
A. Litvak ’20, Painting, Sneer
L. Mitchell ’21, Future New, Actions Have Consequences
K. Panjawi ’20, Drawing & Illustration, The Tiny People Committee of Sleep
J. Schwartz ’20, Drawing & Illustration, Simple
C. Tsai ’20, Painting (2), Abandoned and Falling Apart
Scholastic Writing Awards
Gold Medal
D. Lu ’24, Personal Essay & Memoir, I Could Not

Gold Key
D. Lu ’24, Personal Essay & Memoir, I Could Not
View the Massachuetts Scholastic Gold Key Writing Exhibit
Silver Key
Q. Fu ’24, Poetry, The Power of One
Honorable Mention
J. Schwartz ’20, Personal Essay & Memoir, A Vibrant Vandal
Work is judged on originality, technical skill and emergence of a personal voice or vision.
    • D. Lu ’24’s National Gold Medal-winning artwork "Unplugged"

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