Artwork by two Lincoln-Way High School District 210 students has been singled out for national awards in the prestigious Scholastic Art Competition.
Kayla Wolfe, a sophomore at Lincoln-Way North, received a Gold Key Award for her digital photograph titled “Fierce.”
Justas Varpucanskis, a freshman at Lincoln-Way East, won a Silver Key honor for his painting titled “Lamentation of an Angel.”
“The entire art department is so proud of Kayla and Justas,” said Phil Labriola, the department chair at Lincoln-Way East and Lincoln-Way North. “It is a very competitive and highly selective art competition, so Kayla and Justas should definitely be excited about their awards.”
The Scholastic Art Competition is currently the largest and most prestigious art competition available to students.
More than 230,000 pieces of artwork from across the nation were submitted for judging this year. Only about 1 percent were selected to receive award recognition at the national level.
The national medalists will be honored at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York on Friday, May 31. Graduating seniors will cross the stage while all other award winners and teachers will be recognized with a bow from the house seats.