Local students win national art and writing awards

Charlotte Christian National Scholastic Art & Writing award winners present their winning artwork. (L-R) Kate Condon, Morgan McManus and Erin McNaughton. Photo courtesy of Charlotte Christian

Students from south Charlotte schools recently received several national awards through the National Scholastic Art & Writing Competition, the longest-running recognition program for arts and writing in the United States.

The students are among 1,600 national medalists from among more than 200,000 regional Gold Key winning submissions in 28 categories.

At Charlotte Christian School, three students earned national awards. Junior Kate Condon won silver for her painting; senior Erin McNaughton won silver for her senior art portfolio of eight works; and junior Morgan McManus won silver in writing for her personal memoir.

Seven students at Charlotte Latin School won national awards. Jane Wester received an American Voices Medal for her flash fiction, “The Only Way.” Two students received gold: Garland Austin for her paintingw “Give Up the Funk;” and Harvey Thomason for the drawing, “Gun and Marbles.” Four students received silver: Michaela Brown for her painting “Old Town Beverage;” Audrey Davis for her drawing, “Self Portrait;” Andrew Maxwell for his drawing, “Self Portrait;” and Harvey Thomason, for his painting, “Silver Reflections.” Charlotte Country Day School senior Elizabeth Brown won a gold medal for her drawing, “The Pond;” and Rachel Uri won silver for her poem, “Dead Fish.”

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