Rivers Students Make Strong Showing at Scholastic Art Awards

The Scholastic Art & Writing awards have been recognizing and inspiring student creativity for nearly a century, since their founding in 1923. This year’s recently announced state-level awards saw 16 Rivers students garnering 21 prizes for photography, drawing, painting, and other forms of visual art. Among them were two Gold Key awards, which are automatically entered into the national competition.
“Students’ entries are blindly adjudicated by some of the foremost leaders in the visual and literary arts,” explains visual arts faculty member Nicole Winters. “Jurors look for works that exemplify the awards’ core values: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision.”
In a typical year, the state’s winning entries would be displayed on the Tufts University campus. Needless to say, such a display isn’t possible this year, but there will be an online virtual awards ceremony on March 4 and an online exhibition at a future date. Meanwhile, the winning artwork by Rivers students can be viewed here.
Gold Key Winners: 
Cailyn Murphy ’23, Photography
Chelsea Yan ’25, Digital Art
Silver Key Winners:
Marin Broderick ’22, Printmaking
Madeline Foley ’22, Drawing & Illustration
Ceanna Kinney ’21, Photography
Maggie Leeming ’21, Photography (two awards)
Adebiyi Oyaronbi ’21, Printmaking and Ceramics & Glass (two awards)
Eli Wasserman ’21, Photography
Chelsea Yan ’25, Drawing & Illustration
Honorable Mention:
Romy Arie ’21, Sculpture
Ian Brown ’22, Painting
Bennett Cavallo ’25, Photography
Max Gold ’23, Ceramics & Glass
Alex Hiatt ’21, Photography
Andrew Ho ’25, Photography
Ceanna Kinney ’21, Photography
Luciano Lewandowski ’23, Photography
Logan Ngai ’22, Ceramics & Glass
Adebiyi Oyaronbi ’21, Printmaking