Students Recognized with Scholastic Art and Writing Medals

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers recognized two Upper School students with prestigious national awards for their achievements in art and writing as part of this organization’s 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Senior Kait Stansbury won a silver medal for her painting “Pepto Bismol” and junior Sarah-Jayne Austin earned a gold medal for her personal essay/memoir “Dusty Walls.” Join us in congratulating them on these accomplishments!
A panel of Chicago educators and literacy professionals selected the winning submissions as some of the most exceptional works from throughout the city. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers has been presenting the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for the past 92 years, making it the oldest, longest and most prestigious award program for achievement in the visual arts and writing in the United States. Every year, more than 165,000 students submit works in 30 categories, from video game design to poetry.
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Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.