Wesleyan School students received a whopping 26 honors from the prestigious national competition of the Scholastic Art Awards – the most the school has ever received in a single year.
Visual arts students from the Peachtree Corners college preparatory school took home six Gold Key National Awards, nine Silver Key Awards, and 11 Honorable Mentions.
“The visual arts program at Wesleyan offers multi-level classes in 3D art, 2D art, and photography,” said high school art teacher, Meagan Brooker. “We had students place in Scholastic in each of these programs. We are so proud of all of the students and love to see them receive recognition for their hard work.”
Senior Sophia Kim was awarded two Gold Key Awards and three Silver Key Awards; Senior Maguire Wilder took home two Gold Key Awards; Senor Nikki Villa took home one Gold Key Award and one Silver Key Award; Senior Elisa Yang earned a Gold Key Award and a Honorable Mention; Senior Oliva Frank earned two Silver Key Awards; Freshman Meredith Mangum earned a Silver Key Award, Junior Sarah Moon earned a Silver Key Award; Senior Emily Sabonis-Chafee earned a Silver Key Award and a Honorable Mention; Senior William Bell earned a Honorable Mention; Junior Ashton Cameron earned two Honorable Mentions; Junior Grace Halley earned two Honorable Mentions; Junior Meredith Lynch earned a Honorable Mention; Freshman Colton Villa earned a Honorable Mention; Senior Charis Thompson earned a Honorable Mention; and Sophomore Katie Tanner earned a Honorable Mention.
“The artwork produced by students at Wesleyan continues to impress me,” said Fine Arts Director, Meg Foster. “The students’ creativity, craftsmanship and attention to detail is top-notch! It is exciting to see so many students recognized this year at the Scholastic Art Awards, and I could not be more proud of our students and the teachers that pour into them each day!”
Students who received Gold Key Awards will now compete at the National Level.