​NCHS Junior, Kailey Marty, Earns Prestigious Silver Metal  in 2023 Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards

NCHS Junior, Kailey Marty, has earned a National Silver Medal in the 2023 Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards for her Akua Ink etching, "St. Patrick Cathedral." This award represents an outstanding accomplishment, placing her in the top 1% of all student submissions in this year's competition. 

The Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards is the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the nation. Students in Grades 7-12, age 13+, are eligible to participate in the annual competition and may submit original art and writing pieces in 28 different categories for national recognition, scholarship opportunities, and notoriety as a Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards alumni. 

This year alone, over 100,000 students from across the country placed submissions to the 2023 Scholastic Awards. Of this number, less than 2,000 of these pieces received a national medal for their ability to exemplify the award's core values of originality, skill, and emergence of personal voice. 

"Kailey is an exceptional art student who places careful attention to detail when rendering reality. Her approach to creative compositions, design, color and light is exemplary and distinguished in each and every project she completes," said Jennifer Sinski, Art Teacher at New Canaan High School. 

"We have watched Kailey hone these skills over time, but what has always remained constant is her kind and caring nature, positive attitude and ability to support those around her. The Connecticut Regional Scholastics jurors recognized her artistic abilities with two Gold Key Awards followed by a Silver Medal for the National Scholastic Art Awards. As a department, we are so proud of Kailey and excited for what her creative future holds!"

Congratulations, Kailey, on this marvelous achievement!