Sophomore John Kasarda will be at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on June 1, where he will be among a group of talented young people from across the country to receive awards at the national level of prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program. John will receive a gold medal in printmaking for his self-portrait. As a national winner, he joins a distinguished fellowship of notable figures that includes Robert Indiana, Andy Warhol, Zac Posen, John Lithgow, Richard Avedon, Truman Capote, Robert McCloskey, Sue Miller, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates and others.
The 89 year-old Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program is administered by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a non-profit organization that supports young artists and writers. Young people in grades 7 through 12 submit their work in 28 categories of art and writing for the opportunity to have their work exhibited or published. Awards are presented at regional and national levels.
The Prep was well represented at the state level this year with eight students recognized in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program.
- Aidan Breen ’14, gold key in writing
- Jack Giblin ’13 gold key in printmaking
- John Kasarda ’14, gold key in printmaking
- Ryan McKechnie ’12 honorable mention in ceramics
- Kent Parsons ’14, silver key in printmaking
- Benjamin Sword ’14 honorable mention in printmaking
- Adeeb Shaji ’14,honorable mention in printmaking
- Justin Woolman ’13, honorable mention in printmaking.
Gold and silver key winning work will be on display at the Transportation Building in Boston until April 20.