Madison Knickerbocker's mixed media piece, "All Apes"
|Since its founding, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have established an amazing track record for identifying the early promise of our nation’s most accomplished creative leaders. Past winners include artists like Andy Warhol; writers such as Sylvia Plath and Joyce Carol Oates; actors like Robert Redford; and filmmakers such as Stan Brakhage and Ken Burns. Outside of the arts, Awards alumni employ their creativity to become successful in any number of ways – leaders in fields including journalism, medicine, finance, government and public service, the law, science, design, and more.
This year, Cincinnatus had an unheard of showing for a school of our size. We won 20 total awards in the competition!
As a senior, Madison Knickerbocker entered 8 of her best works into the Portfolio Competition along with a written artist statement. Competing among some of the largest schools in New York State and within a huge region, Madison won the most prestigious Gold Key for Portfolio. Congratulations Madison, your hard work has paid off!!
In the category of Drawing and Illustration:
Leigha Aitchison won a silver key for her drawing “Life and Death” and an honorable mention for her drawing “Soft Side”.
Kyleigh Baker won a silver key for her drawing “Dad” and an honorable mention for her drawing “Surface”.
Kyle Loomis won an honorable mention for his drawing “WORK”.
Kurtis Rutan won an honorable mention for his drawing “The Beginning”.
In the category of Painting:
Jordan Lidell won a silver key for her painting titled “Magdelaine”.
Allison Cree won a silver key for her painting “Skeleton Study”.
In the category of Sculpture:
Madelynne Newton won a silver key for her sculpture called “Paper Sculpture”.
In the category of Photography:
Kennedy Crothers won the highest award possible, a Gold Key, for her photo titled “Trapped”.
Kyle Loomis won an honorable mention for his photo “Keep Trying”.
Kiersten Thompson also won an honorable mention for her photo called “Makeshift”.
In the Video category:
Kiersten Thompson won a silver key.
In the category of Mixed Media:
Blake Crothers won an honorable mention for her work titled “Colorful Darkness”.
Madison Knickerbocker won 3 honorable mentions for her works and “All Apes”, “The Sheridan” and “McGregor blvd.”. Madison also won 2 silver keys for the works “The Travelers” and “Next Stop, Mars”.