The Girls' School of Austin is pleased to announce that the following students have earned national recognition in The Scholastic Art Awards of 2012, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. Dayln Gillentine, 7th grade, has received a National Gold Medal, The American Vision Award and the Best in Grade Scholarship, for her painting, "The Baguette Murderers." Sierra Speegle, 7th grade, has won a National Silver Medal for her painting, "Shadow Woman." These students have been identified by panels of professional artists as the most talented young artists in the nation. This year, 200,000 works of art and writing were submitted for competition. Only the top 500 artworks were recognized at the national level. Dayln and her art teacher, Nancy Hoover, will be attending the ceremony on June 1st at Carnegie Hall and participate in a number of events at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. Dayln's work will represent Austin in a showcase exhibition that will travel to museums and galleries nationwide.
This is the third year in a row that a student from GSA has received national recognition for their art.