The Priory had 16 students participate in this year’s regional Scholastic Art competition; more than 25 individual entries and 2 portfolio entries were submitted. This year, our students earned 3 Gold Key Award nominations and 4 Silver Key Award nominations. Gold Key finalists go on to represent their region in the national judging held each April in New York City. Panels of distinguished artists review over 15,000 works of art and select the national award recipients.

Congratulations to the following students who won awards:

Gold Key Award Nominees:

  • Kiana Hasegawa (Digital Art)
  • Tiana Hughes (Digital Art)
  • Yongxi Wang (Comic Art)

Kiana Hasegawa Gold Scholastic Art Winner
Kiana Hasegawa

Tiana Hughes-Gold-Final 1 BLM
Tiana Hughes

Yongxi Wang -Gold hunter part 2 sm
Yongxi Wang

Silver Key Award Nominees:

  • Emily Kurth (Comic Art)
  • Kamryn Matsumoto (Sculpture)
  • Madisen Oshiro (Digital Art)
  • Zijun Sun (Photography)

More than 150 Hawaii school students are recognized for exceptional work in the regional Scholastic Art Awards program, with more than 70 works earning the prestigious Gold Key designation. The national award recipients receive national recognition and share monetary awards and/or scholarships offered by prestigious colleges, universities, and art institutes.In applying for the competition, students can submit works in 15 categories of art media, including architecture, fashion, drawing and illustration, photography, ceramics and glass, comic art, painting, mixed media, sculpture, and more.

Among Hawaii’s Gold Key works are American Visions Nominees — constituting the judges’ choice for Best of Show. The awards were established in 1923 by M. R. Robinson to encourage, foster, and reward creativity in our nation’s students.

We wish our students continued success in their artistic endeavors!