The STMA high school Art department is pleased to announce that the following students have earned national recognition in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2017: Katie R. (Gold Medal), Teresa O. (Silver Medal) and Josh T. (Silver Medal). These students have been identified by panels of creative professionals as the most talented young artists and writers in the nation. This year, more than 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Less than 1% were Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recognized at the national level. These students have been invited to attend a ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on Thursday, June 8.