Thirteen Vancouver students received accolades in the 2022 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The following students earned recognition in the multi-state west region.

Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

  • Austin Anderholt, honorable mention for short story “The Uncharitable Debauchery”
  • Isabella Bonifacio-Sudnik, honorable mention for personal essay/memoir “First Homecoming”
  • Hailey Burdick, Silver Key for jewelry piece titled “Goddess pendant”
  • Elliot Christensen, honorable mention for flash fiction piece “Roses”
  • Seneca Christie, Silver Key for poem “red anemones” and honorable mention for poem “here”
  • Lillian Contreras, Gold Key for short story “Peaches”
  • Andreea Coroi, Gold Key for drawing/illustration “Emptiness”
  • Lily Engblom-Stryker, honorable mention for painting “Self-Portrait: Mirror”
  • Ian LaFontaine, Gold Key for poem “The Stillness”
  • Jazz Mackaman, Gold Key for personal essay/memoir “Love Apple”
  • Elana Roldan, Silver Key for flash fiction piece “A Final Morning”
  • Noa Upfeld, Silver Key for poem “Gen-ethics”

Skyview High School

  • Jiwon Shin, two Gold Keys for drawings/illustrations “Grace, The Bird” and “Mom’s Holiday”

Their teachers are Jody Bault Adams and Crystal Zeller, VSAA, and Alexandra Cowen, Skyview.

Submissions are evaluated on originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. All regional Gold Key works automatically advance to the national level of the competition, where they are considered for national medals and scholarships.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, are the nation’s longest-running creative recognition program for students in seventh through 12th grades.