Silver Medal-winning artwork by Lillian Horschke (left) and Inga Wilhelmy.
Lakewood High School senior Lillian Horschke and freshman Inga Wilhelmy have earned national Silver Medals in the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. This competition is the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. More than 340,000 pieces of art were submitted for the contest and earning a national award puts Lillian and Inga in the top 1% of participants.
Lillian Horschke (on left in photo at right) won her Silver Medal in the Printmaking category for her print “Evelyn”. Inga Wilhelmy won her award in the Mixed Media category for her “Sea Shells” piece. The award-winning pieces of art will be included in a national online exhibit on the Scholastic Art & Writing website at www.artandwriting.org.
Lillian and Inga’s artwork earned Gold Medal status at the regional Scholastic competition that allowed them to move on to national-level judging. Lillian also earned a Silver Medal and an Honorable Mention for two other pieces judged at the regional competition. Credit is also due to Lillian’s teacher, Amy Sedlak, and Inga’s teacher, Autumn Sabin.
In addition to Lillilan and Inga, six Lakewood High School and West Shore Career-Tech students were named Golden Key winners at the regional level and also had their work judged at the national level. Those regional winners are: Sarah Drago (Photography), Emily Perry (Drawing & Illustration), Darnesia Shields (Photography), Max Sloan (Film & Animation), Turner Sorge (Photography), and Lillian Utrata (Drawing & Illustration).
The Scholastic Awards were founded in 1923 to offer recognition and scholarships for students for their artistic talents.