STMA Receives the most Scholastic Art Awards in Minnesota!

STMA once again received the most Scholastic Art awards in the state of Minnesota! There were 135 awards for 67 different STMA high school students. Again, this year is extra special because STMA students Esma and Sydney received American Vision Nominations! There are only five American Vision nominations awarded in the state of Minnesota, from across all categories and grades. They are selected from those earning Gold Keys as the “Best-of-Show” for each regional program and will go on to the national awards competition as nominees for the American Vision. There were over 3000 entries for the Scholastic program from across the state and to have 2 of the 5 nominees from our school is a major accomplishment! 

You might wonder what are the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards? The Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards program (MSAA) is a statewide regional affiliation of the national Scholastic Art Awards program. The MSAA offers early recognition of creative teenagers and scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors.

This program is open to all Minnesota students in grades 7-12. Student entries can be submitted by teachers and individual students. The MSAA winners are celebrated with an exhibition and ceremony hosted by the Art Educators of Minnesota (AEM) and the University of Minnesota Art Department and the Weisman Art Museum.

2019 Mn. Scholastic Results

STMA again received the most awards in the state of Minnesota! BUT, this year is extra special because STMA students Morgan S., Claire F. and Hannah M. received American Vision Nominations! There are only five American Vision nominations awarded in the state of Minnesota, from across all categories and grades. They are selected from those earning Gold Keys as the “Best-of-Show” for each regional program and will go on to the national awards competition as nominees for the American Vision. There were almost 4000 entries for the Scholastic program from across the state and to have 3 of the 5 nominees from our school is a major accomplishment!

You might wonder what are the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards? The Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards program (MSAA) is a statewide regional affiliation of the national Scholastic Art Awards program. The MSAA offers early recognition of creative teenagers and scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors.

This program is open to all Minnesota students in grades 7-12. Student entries can be submitted by teachers and individual students. The MSAA winners are celebrated with an exhibition and ceremony hosted by the Art Educators of Minnesota (AEM) and the University of Minnesota Art Department and the Weisman Art Museum.

STMA Art heading to Washington D.C.

“Running on Empty”, a drawing by senior Mason Chartier, is headed off to Washington D.C. for a year. Mason submitted his piece to the Congressional Art Show, competing against other students within the 6th District, represented by Tom Emmer. Each spring, this nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The exhibit in Washington showcases the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the nation and the art is featured on House.gov’s Congressional Art Competition page.