Students win Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards


Kacee Haslett

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Josh Teter-McCurdy, sophomore, won a Silver Key award in drawing/illustration for his two-dimensional piece.

Four BCHS artists have been recognized as Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Award Winners of Central and Southern Indiana. This is a remarkable achievement and milestone for emerging artists. A panel of regional artists and art professionals selected the artwork as the most exceptional in a 54- county region.

Central and Southern Indiana students received over 2,800 submissions to The Scholastic Art Awards this year.

Tom Winternheimer, senior, was recognized as an Honorable Mention for his drawing, Pumpkins.

The Gold and Silver Key works of art will be displayed in the exhibition Visions & Voices in the Clowes Auditorium at Butler University from Wednesday, Feb. 1, through Sunday, Feb. 26.

An Awards Ceremony will take place for all Gold and Silver Key recipients on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m. in Clowes Auditorium.

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Junior Ryan Burns was awarded the Gold Key award for his mixed media piece, Pinocchio.

Ryan Burns’ work, Pinocchio will go on to New York to be judged for a national Gold Medal Award.

Since the program’s founding in 1923, the Awards have fostered the creativity and talent of millions of students, including renowned alumni who have gone on to become leaders in their fields, including Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Philip Pearlstein, and Sylvia Plath. More recently, Stephen King, Richard Linklater, Zac Posen, and Lena Dunham received Scholastic Art & Writing Awards when they were teens.

The four Bishop Chatard student award recipients are:

  • Gold Key: Ryan Burns in Mixed Media
  • Silver Key: Josh Teter-McCurdy in Drawing/Illustration
  • Silver Key: Jingxuan (Lucy) Hu in Digital Design
  • Honorable Mention: Tom Winternheimer in Drawing