Small School Wins Big at Scholastic Art Awards



The Girls’ School of Austin won an astounding 38 awards in the regional scholastic art competition, including 14 gold keys, 12 silver keys, and 12 honorable mentions. Eight middle schools and 34 high schools competed in the event. Regional winners were honored at a reception at St. Stephen’s Scanlan gallery on Sunday, January 22nd.

The submissions included painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, printmaking, photography, filmmaking, video game design and fashion. The Gold Key 7th and 8th grade winners included: Lily Christie, Stella Falkin, Cosette Hendrickse, Alanna Howlett, Alura Long, Eve Nguyen, Libby O’Connell, Kenna Smith and Charlotte Williams, whose artwork will go on to compete in New York City for The National Scholastic Awards. Nancy Hoover, GSA art director, and most of the winning Girls’ School students attended the reception and ceremony to receive their awards. GSA alumnae, including Sara Yost, Henna McRae, Susannah Joffe, Lillian Luftig, Austin Juul-Hansen, Hannah Ashcraft and Grace Meinzer also received Regional awards.

This record-breaking achievement for GSA builds on a strong history of Scholastic Awards. The Girls School has won 11 National Scholastic Awards. The Gold Key artwork will remain on display in St. Stephen’s Gallery until February 2nd and is open to the public 10 am – 4 pm during weekdays.