Anyah Jackson ’20 Named a Scholastic Art National Gold Medalist

Anyah Jackson ’20 won a national Gold Medal at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, for her work in photography, titled “Will They Think He is Angry?” Her work won a Gold Key at the state level and then advanced to the national competition, where it was judged nationally by an impressive panel of creative–industry experts. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

“Only 3,000 works received a national medal, which places Anyah within the top 1% of all submissions,” said Jessica Michels, Upper School art teacher. National medalists will be recognized at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in June. In addition, Jackson’s work will be displayed at the Johnson Design Center at Parsons School of Design at The New School, and during the summer in the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., and will be on tour for the next two years.
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