Bronxville Union Free School District

Students Earn Top Honors at Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Six Bronxville High School students – seniors Mimi Buendia, Sally Reynolds, Kiki Shinsato, Martha Thomas and Shenglin Zhang and freshman Annabelle Krause – earned top honors at the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. They were each recognized for their artworks, which stood out among entries from thousands of students nationwide.

Buendia won a Silver Key award for her graphite “Self-Portrait” drawing and Honorable Mention for her pastel “Car Reflection” painting. Reynolds earned two Silver Key awards for her charcoal “Hands on Guitar” and graphite “Self-Portrait” drawings. Shinsato’s portfolio – which consisted of eight digital photography works on the theme of “God Moments” – earned her a Silver Key award. Thomas received a Gold Key award for her mixed media piece “San Andres” and Zhang earned Honorable Mention for his watercolor painting “Bicycle.” Kraus received a Silver Key award for her digital photography piece.

“Each of these students is dedicated to creating meaningful artwork with technical skill in a variety of media,” art teacher Courtney Alan said. “The works chosen for these awards are evidence of their hard work and growth as artists. Each piece demonstrates a unique investigation of a topic that engages the viewer.”

Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, the awards program identifies students with exceptional artistic and literary talents.