Wednesday, March 14, 2018

DGS Visual Artists Earn National Scholastics Awards

"Lost Time" - National Silver Medal Award - Sydney Antiporek, artist 
"Double Entendre" - National Silver Medal Award - Hailey Rodden, artist

"Moon Lover" - National Silver Medal Award - Christina Markovski, artist

"Held Back" - National Gold Medal Award - Emma Ansah, artist

"Laughter" - National American Vision Gold Medal Award - Emmanuelle Copeland, artist
South High School in Downers Grove is pleased to announce that 5 student artists have earned citations for their work:after competitive adjudication for National Scholastic Awards:

Emma Ansah - National Silver Medal - "Held Back" - Robyn Bican, teacher
Sydney Antiporek - National Silver Medal"Lost Time" - Michelle Lynn, teacher
Emmanuelle Copeland - National Gold Medal American Vision Award - "Laughter" -
Katherine O'Truk, teacher
Christina Markovski - National Silver Medal - "Moon Lover" - Michelle Lynn, teacher
Hailey Rodden - National Silver Medal - "Double Entendre" Michelle Lynn, teacher

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious award and recognition program for creative teens. This year the Scholastic Awards received 330,000  submissions for the 2018 program year. Receiving a National Medal from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards places these student artists within the top 1% of all submissions from a national pool of art work.

Student work will be in exhibition at Carnegie Hall in New York, New York starting with an gala opening in June of 2018.

"Earning a national award from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is the pinnacle of success for a high school artist." said Fine Arts department chairman Glenn Williams.  "We are extremely proud of these student artists and their mentor teachers Robyn Bican, Michelle Lynn and Katherine O'Truk for earning this recognition at a national level."

"I am so proud of my wonderfully talented student winners. They have achieved this honor due to a strong commitment, perseverance and a passion for photography." said mentor teacher Michelle Lynn.

For more information about South High School visual art, contact Glenn Williams, department chair, at