Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition initiative for creative teens in grades 7 through 12. Luminaries who received the awards as youngsters include Richard Avedon, Truman Capote, Stephen King, Sylvia Plath, Robert Redford, and Andy Warhol.
The Hun School had six New Jersey regional winners. They are:
Rebecca Ning ’17; Gold Key; architecture
Sofia Weingarten ’20; Silver Key, photography
Stanley Bi ’18; Silver Key, photography
Rachel Huffaker ’18; Silver Key and an Honorable Mention, photography
Sophia Chung ’17; Two Honorable Mentions, photography
Erika Lee ’20; Honorable Mention, painting
Gold Key regional winners go on to compete for national awards and honors, which are announced in March. They include scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Gold Key winners’ art will also be exhibited at the Montclair Art Museum
in Montclair, New Jersey, also in March.
Hun student Rachel Huffaker was also selected as one of 100 students out of 13,000 to be featured in Photographers Forum magazine’s Best High School Photographers issue.
"To be an artist involves risk taking. Not just in searching for and finding personal expression but in the willingness to share it with the world," commented Allan Arp, chair of the fine arts department. "Our students took a chance participating in this competition and they were rewarded for it! I'm very proud of their accomplishments."