Winter 2021 Archer Scholastic Art & Writing Award Winners

Archer Students Recognized by Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

This winter, Archer students were awarded a number of regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, receiving 7 Gold Keys, 11 Silver Keys, and 12 Honorable Mentions across four writing categories and seven visual arts mediums.
For nearly 100 years, the Scholastic Writing Awards have recognized the talent of teen writers and artists. Former winners of Scholastic Writing Awards include Joyce Carol Oates, Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, Carolyn Forché, and Stephen King. This year, three Archer students have been honored with regional Gold and Silver Keys and Honorable Mentions for their writing submitted to the 2021 Scholastic Writing Awards - a “stellar accomplishment,” as Ms. Bergen pointed out.

Gwendolyn H. ‘21 received a Gold Key in Poetry for “Myth” and a Silver Key in Poetry for “Dizzy;” Jacqueline M. ‘22 was awarded a Critical Essay Silver Key for “Assessing the Causes of the Japanese Economic Miracle,” and Chloe T. ‘23 received Honorable Mentions in the Personal Essay & Memoir and Short Story categories for “Terani Meets Tehran” and “Foreign,” respectively.

The Scholastic Art Awards recognized 20 Archer students for their artwork, with Archer students bringing home 6 Gold Keys, 9 Silver Keys, and 10 Honorable Mentions. Please see below for a list of all of the award winners. To all of Archer’s artists, Director of Fine and Performing Arts Reed Farley says, “Your work has been a ray of light for our community, and we are so grateful for your passion and skill.”

  • Gold Keys: 
    • Jordanna B. ‘24 - Gold Key for Photo: “Double Sided”
    • Samantha G. ‘23 - Gold Key for Photo: “Texture of Life” 
    • Isa I. ‘21 - Gold Key for Photos: “Rabbit Boy” & “Internal Reflection”
    • Parker K. ‘25 - Gold Key for Photo: “Deuce”
    • Sofia W. ‘23 - Gold Key for Photo “Sunday Afternoon with My Grandma”
  • Silver Keys: 
    • Gaby A. ‘21 - Silver Key for Photo: “As Sweet as Pan Dulce”
    • Caterina C. ‘21 -  Silver Key for Film and Animation: “Chaos Becomes Numb”
    • Emma D. ‘21 - Silver Key for Painting: “Spiderweb”
    • Chloe H. ‘24  - Silver Key for Photo: “Welcoming the Light”
    • Kaiya J. ‘21 - Silver Key for Photo: ‘Manhood”
    • Marley M. ‘22 - Silver Key for Photo: “Quarantine Heartbreak”
    • Isabella S. ‘22  - Silver Key for Sculpture: “Night Terrors”
    • Oliva T. ‘23 - Silver Key for Photo: “Sunkissed Stares”
    • Jacquie T. ‘23 - Silver Key for Photo: “A Black Window to a Thousand Worlds”
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Ali A. ‘22 - Honorable Mention for Photo: "Aurora"
    • Fifi B. ‘21 - Honorable Mentions for Drawing & Illustration: “Glass Walls” and Mixed Media: "Moving Through Time”
    • Isa I. ‘21 - Honorable Mention for Photo: "Goat Mountain"
    • Hannah J. ‘21 - Honorable Mention for Photo: "Roses and Me"
    • Parker K. ‘25 - Honorable Mention for Photos: “Firefly” & “Beyond the Gate”
    • Jacqueline M. ‘22 - Honorable Mention for Digital Art: “Holy Trinity”
    • Cira M. '23 - Honorable Mention for Drawing & Illustration: "Like a God"
    • Presley S. ‘22 - Honorable Mention for Photo: “Light Cycle”
Good luck to our Gold Key winners, who will be advancing to the national level competition!
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