Students Honored in Scholastic, SISAL Art Awards

It was a windy day under the tent at Monday’s all-school meeting, causing the video screens to wave gently in the breeze. But that didn’t diminish the impact of the display: Students applauded as they watched a slideshow of art works recently chosen for honors in both the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition and the Small Independent School Arts League (SISAL) 2022 exhibition. In all, 21 works by 19 students received Scholastic Art awards, while four students took home SISAL honors.
"The Scholastic Art Awards offer a great opportunity to honor our artists’ work by submitting to this incredible juried show,” said Tim Clark, Visual Arts Department chair. “I am thrilled for the artists whose work the Visual Arts faculty selected to enter, as well as for the artists whose work was recognized by the jurors.” Rivers students received five Gold Key awards, eight Silver Key awards, and eight Honorable Mentions in the Scholastic competition. In years past, winning entries were displayed in a gallery on the Tufts campus, but this year—as has been the case throughout the pandemic—the works could be viewed online on the Scholastic website. Click here to view a gallery of winning works by Rivers students.
The SISAL competition, which typically attracts hundreds of artworks from area independent schools, also gives students the opportunity to showcase their talents. Four students received awards: Cameron Baldwin ’28, Natalia Ramos ’22, Sophia Gao ’28, and Alexa Glick ’27.
Scholastic Gold Key Winners: 
Luciano Lewandowski ’23, Sculpture
Summer Pierson ’22, Sculpture
Walt Regan-Loomis ’22, Digital Art
Chelsea Yan ’25, Drawing & Illustration
Mulan Zhang ’25, Drawing & Illustration
Scholastic Silver Key Winners:
Ava Berger ’26, Photography
Sagine Cazimir ’26, Photography
Kyra Coggin ’26, Photography
Garrett Falahee ’26, Photography
Avery Mattoon ’22, Sculpture
Summer Pierson ’22, Sculpture
Lucy Ton That ’22, Printmaking
Mulan Zhang ’25, Painting
Scholastic Honorable Mentions:
Finn Cahill ’24, Photography
Nolan Cahill ’26, Photography
Eddie De Souza ’26, Photography
Henry Fang ’26, Photography
Sam Lyons ’23, Photography
Alexa Mordas ’24, Sculpture
Keira Thompson ’22, Drawing & Illustration
Chelsea Yan ’25, Digital Art