Students Receive Awards for Creative Work in Publications, Arts, and More

Archer students are being recognized for their creative and artistic work this spring. Students are receiving awards for everything from publications to visual artwork and poetic recitations.
Last year’s literary magazine, Pillars of Salt (2021), received an “Excellent” distinction from the National Council of Teachers of English. Pillars of Salt was one of 15 magazines from across the state to do so as part of the NCTE's Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) program. 

Archer's student-run newspaper and yearbook - The Oracle and Hestia's Flame, respectively - learned they scored Gold Medalist ratings from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for their work in 2020-2021. The Oracle also earned All-Columbian Honors. About the yearbook, the judge wrote, “You and your crew should be super-proud. There's so much to recommend in this book: the aforementioned strong writing, the beautiful original art...and the creative ideas for coverage.” About The Oracle, the judge wrote, “The sign of an outstanding newspaper is that the reader keeps going back again and again because there is so much rich verbal and visual content. This is The Oracle.”
The Scholastic Arts Awards were announced, and 28 entries from Archer received regional recognition. Judged by leaders in the visual arts field, entries to the Scholastic Arts Awards are examined based on originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. This year, 19 Archer students won Honorable Mention, Silver Key, or Gold Key awards across 6 different media categories, including everything from sculpture to drawing and illustration. View the list of winners | View the award-winning artwork 

Earlier this week, 11th grade student Mia R. ’23 came in first place in the Los Angeles County Poetry Out Loud competition. The competition, a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, asks students to recite classic and contemporary poetry. Mia performed Kara Jackson’s “the world is about to end and my grandparents are in love” and “Two Guitars” by Victor Hernández Cruz. We’ll be cheering on Mia as she advances to the state-wide competition! 

Watch Mia's performances:
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