FRANKFORT, Ky. — More than 30 Kentucky students were recognized recently by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers for medaling in the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
The awards, sponsored by Scholastic Inc., and presented annually by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, identify young creative leaders and provide students with strong artistic and literary skills recognition, publication, and exhibit opportunities and scholarships.
Kentucky students who received medals are:
Works of art and writing by the Kentucky winners were among 2,050 that received national medals, chosen from an entry pool of 255,000 from across the United States. The student winners and their educators will be honored at the National Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Friday, June 6.
Winning the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is a prestigious achievement for the seventh-through 12th-grade applicants. Each year, five students are selected from the pool of students who have won a Scholastic Art & Writing Award in poetry to become the next National Student Poets. During their year of service, the National Student Poets promote the appreciation of poetry and creative expression through readings and workshops in communities around the country in their respective regions.
Aline Dolinh, the Southeast region’s current national student poet from Virginia, will visit the Commonwealth on April 24 for the Kentucky Writers’ Day celebration at the Capitol. During her stay, Dolinh will visit a local school and present a reading as part of the annual celebration coordinated by the Kentucky Arts Council.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.