Nine Harker students won national medals in this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, one of which is the first Harker middle schooler to receive a national medal in the contest.
Trisha Iyer, grade 8, received a silver medal for her poem, “Argan (T)oil.”
Senior Michael Tang was a gold medal winner for his piece, “The Pugilist.” Seniors Annie Ma and Ashna Reddy; junior Betsy Tian; sophomores Emily Tan, Esther Wu and Gloria Zhu; and freshman Austina Xu were silver medal winners, with Zhu winning a pair of medals, one for a hoodie design she created for the class of 2022.
National medalists are traditionally invited to participate in the national events celebration in New York City. This year’s events were unfortunately canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a virtual celebration has been planned for June 4.