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Millburn Students Win Over 60 Scholastic Art Awards in Regional Competition

The following is from Millburn Township Public Schools


Millburn Township Public School students have won 64 Art awards in annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. Students at Millburn High School won 20 Gold Key awards, 18 Silver Key awards and 25 Honorable Mention awards, many of them in multiple categories. One Millburn Middle School student also earned an Honorable Mention Award.

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition is the longest running, most prestigious national art competition for students in grades 7-12. The awards represent work from a broad range of art disciplines including drawing and painting, crafts, sculpture, digital art and photography.

Students in Millburn Township submit their entries through the Montclair Art Museum, which operates as the Regional Affiliate for the Northern New Jersey Region. According to the museum’s email to award recipients, more than 1,462 students submitted works this year and there were over 1,300 winners in the categories of Gold, Silver and Honorable Mention.

The works of all regional Gold Key winners are on display at the Montclair Art Museum’s Vance Wall Art Education Center Galleries, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ from Thursday, February 23rd through Sunday, March 26th. More information about the museum’s exhibit can be found on their website, All pieces that won a Gold Key will now be juried for an award at the national level. Students winning a National Gold Medal or Silver Medal will be notified in mid-March and will receive their awards at Carnegie Hall in May.

An exhibit of Millburn’s Scholastic student art will be on display at the Millburn Public Library beginning on Monday, March 6.  All of the Regional Gold Key, Silver Key or Honorable Mention winning pieces will also be displayed at the Millburn School district’s Youth Art Month exhibit at Millburn High School, 462 Millburn Ave,  on Thursday, March 30th from 6:30- 8:00 PM.

These award-winning artists are students of Millburn Schools’ Art teachers Kathleen Harte Gilsenan, Ann McKay Thoroman, Christine Vos, Mary Weber and Claudia Sohr.

More information about the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards may be found here:

Gold Key

Emily Chan, “Examining Today’s ‘Animals'”

Deirdre Cunningham, “Only time will tell”

Erica Einhorn, “Flowering Dogwood”, “Cora”, “Plant People”, “The Garden”, “Of the Forest”, “Nature Inspired Fashion”

Kathleen Gao, “Wearable Art”, “Narcissist”, “Girls Just Wanna Have Ele(fun)t”, “Jeff”

Julia Hames, “Self Portrait Collage”

Mohar Kalra, “World-Changing”

Darice Lee, “Evolution”

Aria Malhotra, “Smile”

Abby Ow, “Madame”

Chloe Xiang, “Frozen”

Silver Key

Iveel Boldbaatar, “An outline of my Dad”

Emily Chan, “Duality (Snake in the Reeds)”, “Examining Today’s Sea Turtle”

Erica Einhorn, “Jungle Girl”, “Dandelion Fashion Illustration”, “Sun Room”

Kathleen Gao, “Bedtime Stories”, “Off the Clock”

Darice Lee, “Clouded Impurity”

Patrick Ma, “Terminator”, “Fights Peace”

Carrie Mason, “Branching Out”

Morgan Osmun, “Glass Bottles”

Abby Ow, “Endsville”

Sindu Shanmugadas, “July”

Tina Tarighian, “Beyond the Veil”

Sarah Tham, “Life in Color”

Honorable Mention

Victoria Appel, “Sunglasses Portrait”

Emily Chan, “The Caged Bird Sings”

Erica Einhorn, “Primrose Fashion Illustration”

Deanne Ferro, “Settling In”

Kathleen, “Artist”, “Conversation”, “Grandma”, “Go Player”, “Cryptographer”, “Coffeeshop Conversations”

Andrew Guevara, “Upside Down”

Rayna Katzman, “Out of Reach”

Darice Lee, “Mermaid in Captivity”, “Inside a Peculiar Household”, “Creature Catalog”

Jae Lee, “Future in Hand”, “Brain Dead”, “Mind’s Prison”

Jessica Li, “Burden”

Patrick Ma, “Take Another Glance”

Catherine O’Neill, “Granny’s Chair”

Sarah Rose, “Oil Slicked”

Yiwen Yang, “Noelle”, “Her”, “Dirty Laundries”

Millburn Middle School Honorable Mention

Veronica Song, “After the Rain”

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