Two Nardin Academy students have been honored by The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Northeast Region-at-Large, the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7 – 12.
High school senior Helen Beckley-Forest has received a Silver Key in the Painting category for her work "Reach," an Honorable Mention in the Art Portfolio category for her work "Dreams," and an Honorable Mention in the Mixed Media category for her work "Junebug."
Eighth grade student Loralei Forgette has received a Silver Key in the Personal Essay/Memoir category for her work "Monumental Moments," as well as an Honorable Mention in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category for her work "Kanasu."
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and provide opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. This year students across America submitted nearly 350,000 original works in 29 different categories of art and writing.
Past recipients of these prestigious awards for art and writing include Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Robert Redford, Alan Arkin, Lena Dunham, Zac Posen and Ken Burns.
Congratulations to Helen and Loralei! Your Nardin family is incredibly proud of you!
Pictured above: Helen Beckley-Forest in the Nardin Art Studio; Loralei Forgette in the Nardin Library
Pictured below: Helen's work honored by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards