The Scholastic Art Show is the most recognized and prestigious high school art exhibition in the nation.
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have an impressive legacy dating back to 1923, and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford and Joyce Carol Oates.
In the local region, more than 40 area schools submitted 2,188 works of art with only 638 pieces awarded and accepted into the show.
Lincoln-Way students were recognized with 34 awards for their outstanding artwork. Thirteen of those were given Gold Key Awards, 13 Silver Awards, and eight Honorable Mention Awards. Gold Key Award winners’ work will advance to New York to compete at the national level.
Lincoln-Way Central: Olivia Freiberg. Melanie Piunti (two awards), Lukas Katilius (four awards), Nikolena Kostovski, Mary Morrison, Ellie Prudhoe, Haley Ramos
Above is art by Melanie Piunti (colored pencil drawing) – Gold Key Award – Lincoln-Way Central.