S.C. students snag national awards

17 schools win 35 golds, 32 silvers


The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12.

This year, students submitted nearly 340,000 works of visual art and writing to the Scholastic Awards; nearly 90,000 works were recognized at the regional level and celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies. The top art and writing at the regional level were moved onto the national stage, where more than 2,700 students earned National Medals. National Medalists and their educators were celebrated at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

South Carolina was well-represented among the national medalists, with 17 schools earning at least one medal:

  • Total # of Awards: 69
  • Total Golds: 35
  • Total Silvers: 32
  • 1 One Earth Award (Dutch Fork Middle School)
  • 1 Best-in-Grade (Charleston County School of the Arts)
  • 17 Schools

Christina Vandiver/S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities for assisted with this story. Their students won seven golds and seven silvers. Read more about Governor’s School’s winners here.


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