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BVSD students win national art awards

Gold medal-winning student art to be displayed at Carnegie Hall

BOULDER: Students from Boulder Valley School District did very well at the Regional and National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards this year. Three students won a national award, including one gold medal winner. 

BVSD's national award winners include: 

Angela Zhou, 12th grade, Fairview High: Silver medalSushi painting Madeleine Rumbach.jpg
Lucy Collins, currently a 9th grader at Fairview High School: Silver medal
(Award-winning art created while she was an 8th grader at Southern Hills Middle School)

Madeleine Rumbach, 12th grade, Monarch High: Gold medal

Madeleine Rumbach's painting, which earned a gold medal, will be exhibited at a National Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 8. Rumbach, one of only 16 students in Colorado to earn a gold medal in the National Contest, created "Sushi," (pictured) in the painting category. This award recognizes her painting as being part of the top 1 percent of the submitted works of art. Rumbach has since been contacted by San Francisco Art Institute with a scholarship opportunity. 

Click here for a full list of Colorado's 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Medalists. Several BVSD student artists also won awards in the regional Scholastic Art competition this year. A complete list of regional winners can be found here

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is coordinated by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a not-for-profit organization. Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program - young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets, and sculptors, along with countless educators who support and encourage the creative process. This year, nearly 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Only the top 1 percent were recognized at the national level. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.

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