Two MVA Students Receive Gold Key Recognition from Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Widely regarded as one of the most prestigious art awards and recognition programs in the United States and Canada, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards considers works regionally for Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention awards, with Gold Keys being the absolute highest honor a student can receive for their Region-at-Large.

Of hundreds of thousands of applicants around the country, only five to seven percent of students receive Gold Keys, which are automatically advanced to the national level of judging in New York City. Results for national award winners will be announced in early June.


“Arrested” by Jery Chen
(colored pencil)


“Loathe” by Skyler Barnaby
(pen & ink)

Congratulations to Skyler Barnaby and Jeiwei “Jery” Chen who have both received recognition! Skyler’s piece “Loathe” and Jery’s piece “Arrested” were both selected for Gold Key recognition! Jery’s piece “Parking Lot” also received an Honorable mention.


“Parking Lot” by Jery Chen