US students recognized nationally for art, writing
US students recognized nationally for art, writing

Two seniors have been recognized for their art and writing talent by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Cader Rowe '20 won a coveted National Scholastics Gold Medal for his photo, "Red Dress." Will Beyreis '20 received a National Silver Medal for his critical essay, "Vape Different: How Juul Uses Apple to Sell Nicotine.

Cader, his family and teacher Carole Lichty-Smith were invited to a June 4 awards ceremony in New York City, but Carnegie Hall has canceled all events through July 25, due to the coronavirus. A virtual celebration will be held on June 4.

Almost 3,000 teens across the country have been recognized with a National Medal in the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards – the most prestigious honor an American teen can receive for their creative work. The Alliance is a non-profit organization with a mission 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 submitted nearly 320,000 original works this year in 29 different categories of art and writing.