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Eighth Grade Student Wins Prestigious Award in National Art Competition

student poses with sculpture Eighth grade student Brady Corrigan has received national recognition for his sculpture work, becoming the third Whitesboro student within the last 21 years to receive the Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Nearly 340,000 works of art and writing were submitted to the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, including more than 5,670 from the Central New York Region. Brady’s sculpture, titled “A Well Balanced Meal,” was selected by some of the foremost leaders in the visual and literary arts for excellence in originality, technical skills, and the emergence of personal voice or vision. Receiving a medal in the national competition places Brady’s sculpture within the top one percent of all submissions.

Brady’s piece was first recognized as a Gold Key winner, along with pieces created by six other Whitesboro students, and the Gold Key pieces were then submitted to the national level for judging. Many students also received Silver Keys and Honorable Mentions, and the award-winning pieces were put on display at the Whitney Technology Center at Onondaga Community College, and some middle and high school students had the opportunity to see the award-winning pieces during a field trip.

Congratulations to Brady for receiving such a prestigious honor for the hard work you’ve put into your art.

You can see Brady’s sculpture on display at the District Art Show on May 21 at Whitesboro High School.