Creative teen writers and artists from 13 Harris County school districts and 10 private schools were recognized this month through the nonprofit Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in New York City. Seventy-five national medalists and five scholarship awardees were announced from the approximate 15,000 national entries.
Harris County Department of Education is the regional sponsor of the Awards. Students in grades 7-12 who earned Gold Key Awards earlier this year through HCDE advanced to the national level to be judged in the 98th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 2021 in New York City.
The national medalists come from the following Harris County districts: Alief, Clear Creek, Cy-Fair, Deer Park, Pasadena, Pearland, Houston, Humble, Katy, Klein, Spring, Spring Branch and Tomball. Private schools include Emery Weiner, Episcopal High, Kinkaid School, River Oaks Baptist, St. Agnes Academy, St. John’s School, Veritas Christian Academy and the Village School.