Wakefield Wins 8 National Scholastic Art Awards!


The 2021 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has been announced and Wakefield has 8 National Scholastic Medal Winners! Here is a list of our National Medal artists:

  • American Visions Award and Gold Medalist: Aubrey Mahoney, 12th grade, Vulnerability, Digital Art
  • Gold Medalist: Charlie Williams, 12th grade, Shadows of Democracy, Photography
  • Silver Medalists: Leila Denino, 10th grade, Yeaming, Photography;
  • Abel Gerezgher, 12th grade, Stand for What You Believe in and Wisdom Within, Photography (2 medals);
  • Megan Mazel, 12th grade, Reflection of Monument, Photography;
  • Amelie Soto, 9th grade, Textured Tea, Ceramics;
  • Mason Taylor, 11th grade, Not Ur Petting Zoo, Painting

More than 80,000 students submitted nearly 230,000 works of art and writing to the 2020 Scholastic Awards.
The work of your student(s) was selected by some of the foremost leaders in the visual and literary arts for excellence in originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

Only 2,000 works received a National Medal, which places our students within the top 1% of all submissions! In addition, Aubrey Mahoney is 1 of only 81 National Winners who have received the American Visions Award, considered “Best in Show”.

Since 1923, the Awards have celebrated teen artists and writers from across the country. These amazing artists are now part of that legacy, joining the ranks of notable alumni, including Tschabalala Self, Stephen King, Kay WalkingStick, Charles White, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andy Warhol—all of whom won Scholastic Awards when they were teens.Please congratulate these amazing young artists who demonstrate all 5 of Wakefield’s R’s with an emphasis on “Results”!