2015-16 Scholastic Art, Writing Awards

Congratulations to regional award recipients from this year’s Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The biggest annual art and writing competition looks at the best high school work regionally and nationally. Groton-Dunstable High School Students fared well in both art and writing. A special note of congratulations goes to Haley Ashburn (2018) and Katarzyna “Kasia” Jezak (2017) For winning multiple awards in art and writing respectively.

Gold Key artwork will be exhibited at EF (Education First) Two Education Circle, Cambridge, MA 02141 (near the Science Museum), from March 5–March 20, 2016. (Yes, this is the same EF that runs many of our trips abroad, so this is a great chance to see some amazing work and check out the EF headquarters.)

Regional Gold Key recipients will continue on to New York to compete against all the other Gold Key Winners from the other regions of the country. At the National level, work can win a Gold Medal or a Silver Medal. National Awards are announced in Mid-March.

A complete list of GD Winners in Art and Writing can be seen below. Images of the Art winners are included.

Writing Awards

Short Stories

Katarzyna Jezak – Read on her Digital Portfolio: The Blank Die (Honorable Mention)
Matthew Suchecki – Green Tea (Honorable Mention)


Katarzyna Jezak – Read on her Digital Portfolio: Early Mourning (Silver Key)
Katarzyna Jezak – Read on her Digital Portfolio: Inertia (Honorable Mention)

Art Awards

Drawing and Illustration

Haley Ashburn: Self Portrait – Gold Key

Saya Norton: Life After Death – Gold Key

Claire Grigglestone” Hands and Hair of Cancer Patient – Silver Key


Haley Ashburn: Splash – Silver Key

Charlotte McCarthy: Downstream – Honorable Mention

Digital Art

Haley Ashburn: Thought Bubbles – Gold Key

Serena Scharn: Dusty Mirror – Honorable Mention

Film and Animation

Aylin Elmali: White and Black Birds/ Silver Key


Megan Odell: Striped Weather – Silver Key

Ian Peterson: Tortuguero Sunrise – Silver Key

Will Premru: Wisdom and Beauty – Silver Key

Larissa Spencer: Reflection – Silver Key