SCGSAH Announces 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards regional winners

Christina Vandiver

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12. The SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities congratulates the following students for their recognition in the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Southeast Region-at-Large competition.  Collectively, these young artists received 107 awards, including 20 gold keys, 40 silver keys, 46 honorable mention awards, and 1 American Visions Nominee award.

Writing Region-at-Large Award Recipients

  • Faith Bachman – Silver Key, Poetry

  • Aubrey Chapman – Silver Key, Poetry; Silver Key, Short Story

  • Katie Davis – Gold Key, Personal Essay/Memoir; Silver Key, Short Story

  • Dylan Fritz – Honorable Mention, Poetry

  • Hayden Gavin – Gold Key, Short Story

  • Tatum Gee - Honorable Mention, Short Story; Honorable Mention, Short Story; Honorable Mention, Writing Portfolio

  • Emma Rose Gowans - Silver Key, Personal Essay/Memoir); 
    3 Silver Keys, Poetry, 2 Silver Keys, Short Story; 2 Silver Keys, Writing Portfolio; Honorable Mention, Flash Fiction; 3 Honorable Mentions, poetry

  • Madyson Grant – Silver Key, Poetry; Silver Key, Humor; Honorable Mention, Humor; 2 Honorable Mentions, Poetry
  • Daylon Hall – Honorable Mention, Personal Essay/Memoir
  • Camryn Hambrick – Silver Key, Poetry; Silver Key, Short Story; Silver Key, Personal Essay/Memoir; Honorable Mention, Writing Portfolio 
  • Tyler Kellogg – Gold Key, Writing Portfolio

  • Felix Killingsworth – Honorable Mention, Poetry; Silver Key, Poetry

  • Em Moore – Gold Key, Personal Essay/Memoir    

  • Garrick Reeder – Silver Key, Scifi and Fantasy

  • Alden Rondeau – Silver Key, Short Story

  • Cristina Sanchez – Gold Key, Writing Portfolio; Gold Key, Poetry; Silver Key, Flash Fiction; Silver Key, Short Story; Silver Key, Poetry; 2 Honorable Mentions, Poetry; Honorable Mention, Flash Fiction; Honorable Mention, Personal Essay/Memoir; 
    2 Honorable Mentions, Short Story

  • Aidan Simmons – Honorable Mention, Short Story

  • Grace Warren-Page – Gold Key, Short Story; 2 Silver Keys, Personal Essay/Memoir    

  • Andrew Williams – Silver Key, Personal Essay/Memoir

  • Alyssa Wilson – Silver Key, Flash Fiction; Silver Key, Poetry; Honorable Mention, Poetry; Honorable Mention, Short Story

  • Christa Young – Honorable Mention, Writing Portfolio

  • Sophie Young - 2 Gold Keys, Personal Essay/Memoir; Silver Key, Poetry; Honorable Mention, Poetry 

Art Region-at-Large Award Recipients

  • Mersina Argyropais -  2 Silver Keys, Photography
  • Emily Barwick - Honorable Mention, Painting
  • Jason Brookshire - Gold Key, Design
  • Katie Carlton - Honorable Mention, Painting
  • Jasmine Doctor - Gold Key, Photography; Honorable Mention, Film & Animation; Honorable Mention, Editorial Cartoon sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation
  • Noelle Edmonds - Silver Key, Mixed Media; Honorable Mention, Mixed Media; Honorable Mention, Film & Animation
  • Alex Gentemann - Honorable Mention, Painting
  • Leia Johnson - 2 Honorable Mentions, Painting & Sculpture
  • Trip Keefauver - Gold Key, Sculpture
  • Sofia Klimkowski Arango - Gold Key American Visions Nominee, Sculpture; Honorable Mention, Fashion; 2 Honorable Mentions, Ceramics & Glass; and Honorable Mention, Drawing & Illustration
  • Olivia Klein - Silver Key, Digital Art
  • Abigail Lambert -  Honorable Mention, Digital Art
  • Jaden McGuire - Silver Key, Painting
  • Jude Mejía-Vázquez - Honorable Mention, Digital Art
  • Emma Perez -  Gold Key, Painting; Gold Key, Film & Animation; Silver Key, Film & Animation; Honorable Mention, Ceramics & Glass
  • Stevii Randall - Honorable Mention, Ceramics & Glass
  • Ashliegh Ratgen - Gold Key, Jewelry
  • Isabelle Sarmiento - Gold Keys, Digital Art; Gold Key, Ceramics & Glass; Silver Key, Mixed Media; Silver Key, Drawing & Illustration
  • Jamee Sison - Silver Key, Design; Honorable Mention, Printmaking
  • Ashley Spikings - Silver Key, Digital Art; Honorable Mention, Film & Animation; Honorable Mention, Ceramics & Glass
  • Sofia Spinelli - Silver Key, Design
  • Emily Thomas -  Gold Key, Design
  • Aja Trice - Gold Key, Art Portfolio; Honorable Mention, Fashion and Printmaking

These students will be recognized in a virtual live ceremony on Thursday, March 4 at 7 p.m. Register to attend.

Student works that received Gold Keys and the American Visions nomination will continue on to be judged at the national level for the opportunity to win scholarships worth $10,000 and recognition at the national ceremony in New York City.