Greenwich High School Students Honored in Scholastic Art Awards

Eight Greenwich High School students were selected in the Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards for their exceptional work from multiple types of media, including photography, ceramics and more.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the largest, longest running and most prestigious recognition program for creative young people in the United States.

Greenwich High School Arts Teacher and Arts Program Associate Julie Nixon said, “The Greenwich High School Art Department is very proud to recognize our eight Connecticut State Scholastic Art Award recipients, including one who went on to win a Gold Key on the National level. Our students won these awards competing against nearly 2,800 students from about 145 schools in Connecticut alone.”

Recipients of Scholastic Art Awards were honored at last week’s Board of Education Special Meeting.


Kylie Schneider – The Drowning – Cyanotype- Gold Key and National Gold Award

Alexandra Fenaroli – Office Hours – Darkroom Photography – Silver Key

Sophia Porigow – Our Complexity of Reality – Art Portfolio – Silver Key

Matthew Stugart – Thinking Spheres – Computer Art – Silver Key

Lillian Bjerke – Belladonna – Drawing and Illustration – Honorable Mention

Sarah Boside Breaking the Multiverse – Computer Art – Honorable Mention

Bailey Gordon – Succulents – Ceramics – Honorable Mention

Stella Santini – Day of Love – Digital Photography – Honorable Mention

Artwork by Alex Fenaroli

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization 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. The Awards give students opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Students across America entered nearly 320,000 original works in 2020 in 28 different categories of art and writing.

Photo by Stella Santini
Artwork by Sarah Boside
Artwork by Sophie Porigow