21 Students Receive Scholastic Art Awards 

Congratulations to 21 Upper School and Middle School students who won a total of 36 state recognition awards in art from the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition, including seven Gold Keys and eight Silver Keys. 

All 21 art award winners will be honored at a special virtual ceremony in February, and students who received either a Gold Key or Silver Key will have their work displayed in an exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum, www.mam.org, from Feb. 6 through March 21. In addition, the Gold Key recipients advance to the national competition in New York City, for a chance to have their work exhibited and/or published.

Congratulations to the following USM students:

  • Carly Buck ’25: Silver Key in photography for “Derelict Dwelling”
  • Selena Castro ’25: Honorable Mention in photography for “The Three Domes”
  • Dalia Chairez ’24: Honorable Mentions in photography for “Pool Day,” “Iturbide Emulation,” and “Rows”
  • Buwei Chen ’22: Gold Key in drawing and illustration for “Productive Procrastination”
  • Miles Ferrer ’23: Gold Key in digital art for “NYLON”
  • Gale Fultz ’24: Honorable Mention in comic art for “Becoming Catatonic”
  • Natalie Gapinski ’24: Honorable Mention in photography for “What Comes First”
  • Erica Green ’23: Silver Key in photography for “The now of the future”
  • Madelyn Hernandez ’25: Honorable Mention in drawing and illustration for “Learning to Accept Myself”
  • Raymond Juranitch ’22: Silver Keys in photography for “Metal Works,” “Well Played,” and “Rock Valley,” and Honorable Mention in photography for “Favorite Toy”
  • Sasha Lew ’25: Honorable Mention in photography for “Tea for One”
  • Tatiana Marich ’25: Gold Key in fashion for “Les Papillons”
  • Lyle Mondano ’24: Gold Key in drawing and illustration for “I Can’t Wait for it to Be Over” and Gold Key in printmaking for “Tess at the End of Her Rope”
  • Abby Moyer ’22: Gold Key digital art for “The Demon Child,” Silver Key in drawing and illustration for “Blue Heron and Cattails,” Honorable Mention in comic art for “The Hypnotist,” and Honorable Mentions in drawing and illustration for “The Lamplighter” and “Headdresses”
  • Lauren Nast ’22: Honorable Mention in painting for “Lutsen, Minnesota”
  • Sonia Pannu ’24: Honorable Mention in photography for “Fall Mushrooms”
  • Dani Quadracci ’27: Gold Key in photography for “Pity Party”
  • Lewis Silber ’25: Silver Key in photography for “Door County,” and Honorable Mentions in photography for “Baseball Multiplicity,” “Lego Toys,” and “Basketball Motion”
  • Gregory Smith ’22: Silver Key in mixed media for “Green Collar” and Honorable Mention in mixed media for “Dior”
  • Anna Staples ’22: Honorable Mentions in photography for “Seeing Double” and “Spring Street”
  • Nadia Tsirlin ’24: Honorable Mention in drawing and illustration for “Self Portrait”
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