Academy students win Scholastic Award national honors

Ten Interlochen Arts Academy students have received awards at the national level of the Scholastic Art and Writing competition.

Six visual artists and four creative writers received a total of 22 national awards, including 10 silver medals, 10 gold medals and two American Voices and Visions Medals. The American Voices and Visions medal is given to the best-in-show work from each regional division.

The gold medal recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony in Carnegie Hall in New York on June 9. The gold medal-winning visual artists will also have their work displayed at the Art.Write.Now exhibition in New York City. Seniors Elizabeth Lemieux and Bin Quan will also receive $1,000 scholarships for their silver-medal portfolios.

Please join us in congratulating all of our winners!

Creative Writing:

  • Elizabeth Lemieux (1 silver medal, 2 gold medals)
  • Rachel Litchman (2 silver medals, 2 gold medals, American Voices Medal)
  • Lola Todman (gold medal)
  • Jenna Zucker (gold medal)

Visual Arts

  • Sean Cheng (gold medal)
  • Sofia Fraccarolli (silver medal)
  • Quinlan Lewis-Mussa (silver medal)
  • Bin Quan (3 silver medals, 2 gold medals)
  • Sendra Uebele (silver medal)
  • Nick Winstead (silver medal, gold medal, American Voices Medal)

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity and talent of the nation's youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. The Awards are presented by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication and scholarship.