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Artists Named Medalists

Aisha Weththasingha and Isabel Davison who were recognized as national medalists by the Alliance for Young Writers and Artists in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for 2023. This is the most prestigious and longest-running student arts awards in the nation, with pieces due in November, and winners

announced in the spring.

Senior Kang won gold for her mixed media work titled Tune In, freshman Weththasingha won silver for her poem The Ocean Shimmers Differently at Night, and OCO (Oaks Christian Online) student Davison won silver for her work On Watch. The trio are among the top 2% of students honored nationally.

This is Weththasingha’s second time winning a national award for poetry. She won her first national scholastic award in 8th grade. 

To reach the national level, students must first win at the regional level, and then they advance. More than 100,000 students submit their artwork annually and less than 2,000 receive a national medal. 

"Tune In" by Michelle Kang pictured to the right