More Than 30 Honored for Writing, Art
More than 30 students earned regional awards in the 2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition at the University of Iowa. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the country’s longest-running recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12. Approximately 350,000 works of art and writing are submitted annually, covering 29 categories.
Seventeen SHS students earned Gold Key awards, given to the top 5-7% of all entries. Gold Key winners receive automatic consideration for national medals, which will be announced in March. Junior Seohyun (Bella) Kim earned four Gold Key awards for the second straight year, while senior Patrick Tong also received four Gold Keys. Bella received two Gold Keys in sculpture, one in painting, and one in the personal essay and memoir category. Her sculpture, “Still Life,” also received an American Visions nomination, which is given to one piece in the regional considered to be “best of show.”
Sophomore Katie Lee received three Gold Key awards, two for poetry and one for personal essay and memoir. Junior Laya Reddy earned two Gold Keys in poetry, and one of her pieces, “Aubade of the Landless,” was an American Voices (or “best of show”) nominee. Senior Xinting Guo and junior Madeline Mitchell also received two Gold Key awards.
Award winners will be invited to a ceremony at the University of Iowa on Saturday, March 7. Click here for all of Stevenson’s award winners.
Tuesday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson 45, Lake Zurich 23: The host Patriots (22-7, 8-4) shut out the Bears (14-10, 7-4) in the first and third quarters en route to their 10th victory in the last 11 games. Sophomore Ava Bardic nearly outscored the opponents, nailing four 3-pointers and finishing with 21 points, all in the first three quarters. Senior Avery King scored eights and sophomore Simone Sawyer added seven. – NFHS Network replay
The state champion Patriettes competitive dance team will be honored during a recognition ceremony at 8 a.m. Friday in Room 2104 of the West Building. … The girls gymnastics team competes in the four-team IHSA Libertyville Regional tonight at 6:30. SHS, the host school, Highland Park and Mundelein are the schools involved. … Tuesday’s Digest reported the wrong day for the varsity boys ice hockey team’s Scholastic Hockey League playoff opener. The Patriots will play Barrington at 7:20 p.m. Thursday at the Crystal Ice House in Crystal Lake.