Eight Harker middle school students have won prestigious Scholastic Art Awards for their outstanding artwork. Two received the coveted Gold and Silver Key Awards, and six others were lauded with honorable mentions. All of the students’ work will be featured in the upper school art exhibit in the spring.
Hannah Eckert, grade 7, won a Gold Key award for her “Corn Plants” drawings, featuring one piece done using contour lines and another sketched in pen and ink. Liana Wang, grade 8, won a Silver Key for her creative ceramic sculpture titled “Abstract Figure.”
“This is very exciting for us and begins a new tradition of recognition in the arts on both a state and national level,” said Elizabeth Saltos, who teachers visual art at the middle school.
Honorable mentions for this year’s Scholastic Art Awards went to: Anthony Contreras, grade 8, for his sculpture “Smoov”; Natalie Luo, grade 8, for her sculpture “Reclining Figure”; Rebecca Mak, grade 7, for her drawing “Reflection”; Nicole Selvaggio, grade 7, for her sculpture “Abstract Figure”; Andrew Semenza, grade 8, for his drawing “Desert Cascade”; and Ally Wang, grade 7, for her drawing “Black And White.”