NDP student-artists honored at DIA

Notre Dame student-artists pick up 40 awards last night at the DIA.

Art students from Notre Dame Prep were on hand last night at the Detroit Film Theater in the Detroit Institute of Arts to pick up 40 awards resulting from their work in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition for southeastern Michigan.

Senior Juliet Jacoby was given special acknowledgement last night for her piece titled "Kurios" as Best in Show: Ceramic and Glass. Also, junior Amelia Cumming was awarded a pre-college scholarship for her oil painting titled "Abby."

Notre Dame's art chair Sandy LewAllen, who was with her students downtown last night, said six NDP students' art pieces also were included in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program book, which is an honor, she said.

After the awards ceremony, all of the student art awarded by Scholastic will be part of an exhibit mounted at the College for Creative Studies through March 1.

More on the NDP art is here

More about the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards:
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have an impressive legacy dating back to 1923. Over the years, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have grown to become the longest-running, most prestigious program for creative teens in the U.S., and the nation’s largest source of scholarships for creative young artists and writers. A noteworthy roster of past winners includes Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King and John Updike.

The process for the art competition begins across the country as young artists and writers in grades 7-12 submit work in 28 categories of art and writing to a network of regional affiliates who present award ceremonies and exhibits for selected works on a local level. Gold Keys, the highest awards, are then submitted from each region for national adjudication by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. National Gold and Silver Medal winning students and their teachers receive national recognition, and are invited to attend the exhibit in New York and award ceremony at Carnegie Hall.

In the last five years alone, students submitted nearly 900,000 original works of art and writing. During that period, more than 60 top art institutes and colleges have partnered with the Awards to make $40 million in scholarships and financial aid available to regional and national Scholastic Award winners. 

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Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is a private, Catholic, independent, coeducational day school located in Oakland County. The school's upper division enrolls students in grades nine through twelve and has been named one of the nation's best 50 Catholic high schools (Acton Institute) four times since 2005. Notre Dame's middle and lower divisions enroll students in jr. kindergarten through grade eight. All three divisions are International Baccalaureate "World Schools." NDPMA is conducted by the Marist Fathers and Brothers and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. For more on Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy, visit the school's home page at www.ndpma.org