Three Osseo Area Schools scholars were recently named national medalists in the 2023 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. These scholars' artwork were chosen out of thousands of submissions for exemplifying the Awards’ core values: originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
Benjamin Pipkin, a sophomore from Osseo Senior High School, won a silver medal with his artwork “The Harbor.” Ali Shubinsky, a sophomore from Maple Grove Senior High School (MGSH), won a silver medal with her artwork “Andrea.” Eva Ronshaugen, a sophomore at MGSH, won a silver award for “Rubber Ducky, you’re #1.”
The Scholastic Art and Writing Award annual competition is for teens in grades 7 through 12, focusing on visual arts and writing. The competition begins locally and then moves to a national level. More than 100,000 teens from U.S. territories, Canada, and every state in the nation participated in this year's Awards, submitting over 300,000 works of art and writing. Works by more than 40,000 teens received regional recognition and nearly 2,000 works earned national awards.
Students receiving local Gold Key works were then judged nationally by a panel of creative-industry experts to receive National Medals and recognition. National award winners are eligible to receive scholarships.
To learn more about the Osseo Area Schools local competition winners, check out our previous article.