Rivers made a strong showing at this year’s Massachusetts Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, announced in February. In total, students earned 20 awards in the prestigious competition: six Gold Keys, six Silver Keys, and eight Honorable Mentions.
“It’s another great showing for our students artists,” said David Saul, art department chair. Saul was particularly pleased by the breadth of the chosen artwork and by the wide age range of the recipients. “It’s wonderful that both Middle School and Upper School students were recognized for their creative talents in a range of media spanning ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, and digital art. This demonstrates the inclusive nature of our visual arts program.”
Rivers students also shone in the writing categories, garnering awards in both the Gold and Silver Key categories, as well as an Honorable Mention. A complete list of winners follows. Click here to view a gallery of the winning artworks.
Gold Key Winners Apsara Balamurugan ’20, personal essay/memoir Aliesha Campbell ’20, ceramics Kate Eselius ’20, ceramics Phoebe Fogel ’24, photography George Reinhardt ’20, Photography Caralyn Schmidlein ’21, Drawing
Silver Key Awards Oliver Carswell ’22, painting Gavin MacIssac ’20, ceramics Madison McShane ’20, ceramics Anna Monaghan ’22, photography Sylvie Pingeon ’21, poetry and flash fiction (two awards)
Honorable Mention Henry Johnson ’24, photography Jenna MacDonald ’21, painting Dylan Mentis ’20, ceramics Sylvie Pingeon ’21, flash fiction Evelyn Thomajan ’20, drawing Abigail Weiss ’21, ceramics Chelsea Yan ’25, digital art Mulan Zhang ’25, painting