Published : Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 2:05 PM
Twenty-two Immaculate Heart High School and Middle School students have received regional recognition in the Scholastic Art & Writing competition! Seven students earned the highest regional award—the Gold Key. From the middle school, seventh grader Sophia Glanney’s short story “Hope” earned this distinction, and eighth grader Tori Hwang won a Gold Key in mixed media with “New Beginnings.” Hwang also received a Silver Key for her other mixed media submission, “Emerge.”
In the high school, juniors Rita Ross and Kira Toal, along with seniors SoJeong Kim, Maya Lewis, and Monique “Crissy” Tinio received Gold Keys for their work as well.
Ross won for fashion design with a denim cape; Toal for her video game design in “Silent Rain;” and Tinio for her science fiction/fantasy piece “There Will Be Nothing Left.” Kim’s self-portrait painting earned her the Gold Key, and another painting, “Life,” earned an honorable mention. Lewis earned two Gold Keys in drawing and illustration with “Fade Away” and “Nymph,” and also won three Silver Keys in art portfolio and drawing and illustration.
These students’ submissions will go on to be judged at the national level, where they may earn further honors.
Seven more students earned Silver Keys: seventh grader Abby Koenig; freshman Natalia Martinez; sophomores Mabel Parker, Jenna Rubinstein, and Evan Young; junior Amanda Chavez; and senior Summer Ogden. Chavez’s winning painting, “Rays and Roses,” is currently on display in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels as part of the Robert Graham Memorial Student Art Exhibition.
Eight students were given honorable mentions: eighth graders Anneken Gibson and Delaney Rice; sophomores Lauren Freedman and Lily Omundson; juniors Esther Oh and Marbella Trujillo; and seniors Michelle Kim and Theadora Williams.
Immaculate Heart High School & Middle School, 5515 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, (323) 461-3651 or visit www.immaculateheart.org.