Seven GPS juniors and seniors were recognized recently by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers
for their commitment to excellence in artistry. Founded in 1923, the national nonprofit organization established the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
to highlight teens for their talents and creativity across 28 categories that range from printmaking to novel writing, painting, ceramics, and more. This award recognition program is the nation’s longest-running program for creative teens and considered the most prestigious.
Since its inception, The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers has fostered the creativity and talents of millions of students, including renowned alumni such as artists Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana; authors Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, and Stephen King; actors Robert Redford and Lena Dunham; and designer Zac Posen, who have gone on to become leaders in their fields.
Hundreds of thousands of works are submitted each year from students in every state in the nation. This year, 27 GPS students entered 35 pieces across the 15 visual arts categories to be judged on their originality, technical skill, and emergence of personal vision or voice.
“Every year, we have our AP Drawing, AP 2-D students, and Art III students enter work for the Scholastic Art Awards,” explains GPS art teacher Debbie Glasscock. “This year I asked two juniors who were in my Art II class to enter as well!”
The following seven students were recognized in the Southeastern Region:
AnnaKate Stipanov ’21 | Painting | Silver Key Designation
Caroline Farris ’22 | Mixed Media | Silver Key Designation
Ellie Paty ’21 | Photography | Silver Key Designation
Emma-Kate White ’22 | Drawing | Silver Key Designation
Lily DuPlooy ’21 | portfolio including Digital Media and Drawing | Honorable Mention
Mia Iannios ’21 | Digital Media | Honorable Mention
Madi Clower ’22 | Drawing | Honorable Mention
“I frequently tell my students how good they are, but receiving recognition from outside of GPS is validation of their skill and creativity that comes from someone besides their teacher,” says Glasscock. “I'm so proud of how hard my students work, and I'm thrilled so many were recognized this year.”