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Two dozen middle and high school students representing public and private Greenwich schools raked in awards for their photography, painting, drawing and illustration, film and animation in a regional art competition.
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, an organization that has supported the arts among teens since 1923, gives out awards and scholarship money to teens in grades 7-12 from public, private or home schools. The organization announced regional winners, who were given awards titled Gold Key, Silver Key, Honorable Mention, American Visions Nominee and American Voices Nominee.
Artists from Sacred Heart Greenwich led the pack, raking in seven Silver Keys awarded and one Gold Key.
Sacred Heart senior Kara Hodge received the Gold Key. Brunswick School eighth-grader Andrew Tu, the youngest award-winner in town, also received a Gold Key. In addition to the key, Tu was nominated for American Visions, and received the Harry Arnini/CAEA Best in Drawing for middle school.