Student Wins Medal in National Art Awards

Fox Chapel Area High School sophomore Elizabeth Kauma was recently named a national winner in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2016. Elizabeth won an American Visions Medal for her photograph entitled, “Harmony in Solitude.” This prestigious award designates her among the most talented young artists in the nation.

This year, nearly 320,000 works of art and writing were submitted by students in grades 7-12 through regional contests and only the top one percent were recognized at the national level. Prior to being named a national winner, Elizabeth won two Gold Keys and was named an American Visions Nominee as part of the Pittsburgh Arts Region of the Scholastic Art Awards of 2016. Artwork was then judged at the national level by panels of professional artists.

Elizabeth has been invited to attend national events in New York City where her photograph will be exhibited June 1-3. The national ceremony will be held at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on June 2. Elizabeth is under the instruction of Fox Chapel Area High School art teacher Amy Wickman.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards continues to be the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.