Several students from Goshen High School are among the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Award winners.  Congratulations to:

  • Dianna Campos, Honorable Mention, Silver Key (3),
  • Linda Clemons, Silver Key
  • Isaiah Conder, Gold Key, Honorable Mention (2), Silver Key
  • Elkah DeVoe, Gold Key
  • Madi Fry, Gold Key
  • Davis Hostetler, Gold Key (2), Honorable Mention (4), Silver Key
  • Amelia Marrufo, Honorable Mention
  • Paulina Medina Lopez, Gold Key, Honorable Mention

The Scholastic Art Awards represents the most comprehensive national annual assessment of the creative spirit among American teens. Three core values have not changed since The Awards inception: freedom of expression, a blind adjudication process, and work criteria based on originality, technical proficiency, and emergence of personal voice. Students in seventh through twelfth grade submit digital images of their work, which is juried by more than 50 jurors solicited from the local arts and education community. A process of “blind adjudication” is used, whereby judging is determined on a merit basis with only the art object under review, without any knowledge as to student identity (gender, race, background, etc.). Jurors are instructed to select artwork that excels in 1) Originality, 2) Technical Skill, and 3) Emergence of a personal vision or voice.

Regional awards are given in several categories:

  • Gold Key: The highest level of achievement on the regional level.
    Approximately 5 – 7% of all regional submissions are recognized with Gold Key Awards and all are considered for national-level recognition.
  • Silver Key: Approximately 7 – 10% of all regional submissions are recognized with Silver Key Awards.
  • Honorable Mention: This Award recognizes students with artistic potential. Approximately 10 – 15% of all regional submissions receive Honorable Mention Awards.
  • American Vision & Voice Nominees: Five works are selected out of all Gold Key works (across categories) as the “Best of Show” for each region.

Follow the link to read more.

This post was created in collaboration with Lori Martin, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent/PR, Goshen Community Schools.


Indiana’s urban schools offer Hoosier students a rich array of programs, services, and opportunities. IUSA appreciates the opportunity to share the stories that demonstrate what the schools have to offer and the many successes their students, faculty and staff achieve.


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