Larson ’26 and Howe ’28 Win National Art Awards

Larson ’26 and Howe ’28 Win National Art Awards

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the nonprofit organization that presents the Scholastic Awards, presented National Scholastic Art Awards to two Derryfield Students. Chloe Larson ’26 won a National Gold for her photograph, Small Details. Grace Howe ‘28 was awarded a National Silver for her film, Childhood.

More than 100,000 students entered nearly 340,000 original works of art and writing to the 2024 Scholastic Awards. The works of Larson and Howe were selected by some of the foremost leaders in the visual and literary arts for excellence in originality, skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Fewer than 2,500 works received a National Medal.

Since 1923, the Awards have celebrated teen artists and writers from across the country. Notable alumni include Tschabalala Self, Stephen King, Kay WalkingStick, Charles White, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andy Warhol—all of whom won Scholastic Awards when they were teens.

The 2024 National Exhibition will be hosted by The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education in New York City in the late fall. Larson and Howe’s submissions will also be published on the SAA Online Galleries at in the coming weeks. 

To see Chloe’s photograph and Grace’s film, please click on the links. 

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