The STMA high school Art Department is proud to announce the results of the 2021 MHSL art awards. STMA students participated in the 5AA MHSL art competition on Saturday, May 1st. Twelve judges rated works based on composition, craftsmanship, problem solving, and expressive qualities. Students are also rated on their ability to articulate their works merit in these categories. The ten 5AA schools that participate were: STMA, Rogers, Anoka, East Ridge, Benilde St. Margaret, Spring Lake Park, Maple Grove, Totino Grace, Columbia Heights and Osseo.
STMA received 2 of the 12 spotlight awards, 12 Superior awards (top award) and 5 Excellent awards.
Students that received Spotlight awards: Livia P. and Esma A.
Students that received Superior awards: Abi D., Livia P., Barbara M., Natalie P., Katherine B., Caleb W., Amelia J., Avery L., Isabelle J., Reid B., Abigail M., Esma A.
Students that received Excellent awards: Maggie S., Grace E., Emma A., Aria B., and Brittany S.
The Art Department wants to announce and congratulate Senior Raya Decker who earned a Silver Medal in the National Scholastic Art Contest! More than 80,000 students submitted nearly 230,000 works of art and writing to the 2020 Scholastic Awards. The work of Raya 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 Raya‘s within the top 1% of all submissions!
Congratulations to Superintendent Foucault on being selected the 2020-2021 Art Educators of Minnesota Administrator of the Year Award! Dr. Foucault considers the arts an integral part of a balanced education and a critical component in educating the whole child. She is very proud of STMA art teachers for their passion, innovation, hard work, and deep commitment to students.
Art Educators of Minnesota curated this display of Silver Key winners from the 2020 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards to showcase some of the region’s talented young artists.
The Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards program is a regional affiliate of the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program, which recognizes creative teens, and provides scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors.
Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized and celebrated the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth. Young artists and writers participating in the program become part of a community of their peers, along with countless educators who support and encourage the creative process.
More than 110,000 students submitted nearly 320,000 works of art and writing to 2020 Scholastic Awards. The work of St. Michael- Albertville High School students of Natalia F., Ava M., and Jade R. were 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 3,000 works received a National Medal, which places your student(s) within the top 1% of all submissions! Since 1923, the Awards have celebrated teen artists and writers from across the country. Our student(s) 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.