Academy Senior Honored In Nationwide Student Art Contest

Anna Williams

A St. Johnsbury Academy senior has been honored in the nation's longest running and most prestigious art contest designed to recognize students' creative talents.

Anna Williams, of East Calais, was honored by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers organization as a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards regional Silver Key recipient for her senior Capstone research project Intaglio print, "Threads of Ink."

Established in 1923, the Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards program represents a partnership between the Alliance and more than 100 visual and literary-arts focused organizations throughout the country to bring the awards to local communities, according to the program's website,

Students in grades 7-12 can apply in 28 categories of art and writing, and submissions are "originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision."

Approximately 10-15 percent of all regional submissions earn Silver Key recognition, the website says.

Williams received the award Feb. 18 at the Brattleboro Museum.


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