ULS Students Excel in the National Scholastic Arts Exhibit

Every year, ULS students participate in the National Scholastic Arts Exhibit, the longest-running and most prestigious student arts recognition program in the United States. The Scholastic Awards were established in 1923 to encourage, foster, and reward student creativity across the country. Entries are received from middle and high schools statewide, including public, private, home, and charter schools, and local judging takes place through the Hawai‘i Regional of the National Scholastic Art Exhibition. In 2012, seventy-eight ULS students in grades seven through twelve entered artwork representing all disciplines of the ULS art program (ceramics, drawing/ painting, fiber arts, sculpture) to compete among over fifteen hundred entries. From those, 260 student works were chosen to be in the exhibit; twenty-two of them from ULS. The most outstanding works received the regional Gold Key Awards and Silver Key Awards. ULS students received eight Gold Key Awards (this designation includes being selected to represent Hawai‘i in the National Exhibit) and fourteen Silver Key Awards (selected for the Hawai‘i Regional Exhibit). All Gold Key Award artworks represent the Hawai‘i region in the national judging held each April in New York City. Congratulations to our ULS artists and their art teachers!