Miller students ‘medal’ in art and writing

From left are Ireland Weaver, Olivia Gerhart , Rhianna Corona and Isabela Davila. SUBMITTED PHOTO


The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades levels 7–12.

Four Miller Middle School 8th grade students from ELA teacher Heather Yzaguirre’s class entered the competition and received gold, silver and honorable mention. Ireland Weaver (Silver Key), Olivia Gerhart (Silver Key), Rhianna Corona (Honorable Mention) and Isabela Davila (Gold Key) all competed in this year’s program.

“Writers workshop has really paid off in so many ways in my classroom, it’s been rewarding hearing students say that before coming in and experiencing it, they did not even like to write,” Yzaguirre says.  

This year, students submitted more than 330,000 works of visual art and writing to the Scholastic Awards. The top art and writing at the regional level were moved onto the national stage, where more than 2,700 works earned National Medals.

Davila will be advancing to compete at the national level after receiving a Gold Key at regional level.

Those that received a Gold Key are then judged nationally by panel before furthering on competition.

Those that move on within the competition are then recognized in part at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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