WVHS artists awarded at regional Scholastic Art Awards Competition


WVHS artists awarded at regional Scholastic Art Awards Competition

February 7, 2024

Congratulations, to the 10 WVHS artists whose work was recognized during the 2024 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards on Friday, February 2, held in the Studley Theater at SUNY New Paltz.

The creators won awards for their work in various disciplines, including photography, fashion, drawing, and mixed media. All together, Warwick artists were honored with 16 awards, including nine Silver Key awards, six Gold Key awards, and an American Vision nomination for senior Juliana Woods — her second in two years! (Read about her 2023 win here.)   

See a gallery of some of our students and their award-winning artwork below this story!

The event, hosted by the Hudson Valley Regional Scholastic Affiliate, is the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. At the Regional Level, entries are considered for Gold and Silver Key Awards, Honorable Mentions, and for American Visions Award nominations.

The American Visions Award recognizes core values of originality, skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision, and regional jurors may consider various elements that showcase talent and diversity, such as different mediums, viewpoints, and backgrounds. Regional jurors can nominate just five works, and the artist must first earn a Gold Key in their region. Nominations are reviewed by national judges to receive an American Visions Medal.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Exhibition will remain open to the public until February 26, inside the Fine Arts Building Rotunda at SUNY New Paltz.

Congratulations, to our award-winning artists!

Juliana Woods, senior

  • Who’s This? (Mix Media) – Gold Key & American Vision
  • Lives of Strangers (Portfolio) – Gold Key

Katie Bracken, senior

  • Rose Fairy (Fashion) – Silver Key
  • Restore Our Earth (Fashion) – Gold Key

Isabel Coppola, senior

  • Rebel (Photography) – Gold Key
  • Retract (Photography) – Silver Key

Quinn Nowakowski, junior

  • Dancer (Drawing) – Silver Key
  • King (Drawing) – Silver Key

Riley Portka, sophomore

  • Autumn (Drawing) – Silver Key
  • Hansel and Gretel Pen and Ink (Drawing) – Silver Key

Ashley Ruszkiewicz, junior

  • Brothers Grimm Ink Panels (Drawing) – Gold Key

Oceane Wuttke, junior

  • And from now on; the moon would shine for everyone (Drawing) – Silver Key

Maggy Smith, junior

  • Nature’s Touch (Photography) – Gold Key

Brook Squillante, sophomore

  • Green Gecko (Photography) – Gold Key

Shi Woo Lee, junior

  • Placidity (Photography) – Silver Key




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