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Middle School Student Is A National Medalist!

Congratulations to 8th grader Lauren Jones who had a piece of artwork selected for a National Medal in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Back in February Scholastic announced the Regional award winners for Art and Lauren received 1 Gold Key and 3 Silver Keys. The Regional Gold Key winners were sent to the National contest for judging, and in March, Lauren's “Splash Mandala Bowl” was selected as a Gold medal winner. Of the 330,000 items submitted to regional contests, 2,700 were national winners.

Lauren was invited to the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Ceremony held over 3 days in New York City this June. There she attended a Maker Prom at The Roosevelt Hotel and the National Ceremony held at Carnegie Hall, where Amy Schumer was the guest speaker. Lauren's work was on display at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery and will now go on a Scholastic National Tour.

This is the first year Millbrook participated in the Scholastic Art Awards, we had 35 Gold and Silver Keys awarded overall. Lauren is now the first National Medalist from Millbrook.

Lauren Jones