Northborough resident Suzy Shin has been awarded the Silver Key and Gold Key Prizes for her achievement in the visual arts by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
Suzy, an eighth grader at Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts, received a Gold Key for painting and a Silver Key for drawing.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were established in 1923 and provide an opportunity for teens to be recognized for their creativity and talent in visual arts and writing. Submissions are juried by a panel of experts that looks for work that demonstrates superior originality, technical skill, and personal voice. Past winners have included Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford and Joyce Carol Oates.
The Gold Key is the highest level of achievement on the regional level. Approximately 7 – 10% of all regional submissions are recognized with Gold Key Awards, and all are considered for national-level recognition. Approximately 10 – 15% of all regional submissions are recognized with Silver Key Awards.
Suzy’s artwork, along with the work of other award recipients, is on display at the Transportation Building in Boston for the month of February.
Fay School, located in Southborough, Massachusetts, serves students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade nine, with boarding available for students in grades 7-9.