Christopher Terry of Renaissance High School wins national art award

Christopher TerryRenaissance High School student Christopher Terry has received the Gold Medal Best in Class National Award for photography from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

This year, 185,000 works of art and writing were submitted to The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to compete for recognition, exhibition, publication and scholarship opportunities. Approximately 10,000 students earned regional Gold Keys, qualifying their work for national review. Artistic and literary professionals then reviewed the work and awarded Gold Medals, Silver Medals and American Visions & Voices Medals. Only 1,500 works earned national medals this year.

DPS also had four Gold Key regional winners. They are:

  • Halie Howard, Bates Academy; Art teacher:  Robin McDaniel
  • Arleen Bailey, Cass Technical High School; Teacher:  Mindy Mitchell
  • China Leitner and Christopher Terry, both of Renaissance. Teacher: Odette Holley.

Christopher has been invited to a two-day National Celebration in New York City on May 31 and June 1 to receive his Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Medal. His teacher, Odette Duke-Holley, will be honored at a special reception at Scholastic Inc. and will receive a Teacher Gold Medal.

Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s largest, longest-running scholarship and recognition program for teenage artists and writers.

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