During Thursday’s BOE meeting student recognition, ten Greenwich High School students who received Scholastic Art Awards were honored.
GHS art teacher Julie Nixon said three students received Honorable Mentions, two received Silver Key awards for their portfolios, and five received Gold Key awards for single entry.
Of the gold award winners, one received the Connecticut Art Education Association (CAEA) best in Photography Award and two received scholarships to the Hartford Art School, and Silver Key winners also received scholarships to the Hartford Art School.
Now in its 96th year, the Scholastic Art & Writing awards is the largest, longest running and most prestigious recognition program for creative young people in the United States.
The awards have an impressive legacy, dating back to 1923 and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford and Joyce Carol Oates.
This year 2,800 students entered works from 45 schools in Connecticut.
Also honored was the 2019 Boys Swimming & Diving team. Their Coach Terry Lowe said the team won the FCIAC, State LL and State Open Swimming Championship.
The Greenwich High School gymnastics team was also honored. This year they placed first in the FCIAC Championship, first place State Championship and received the All-American Team Award from the National High School Gymnastics Association.