ICE Student Photograph Exhibited at Metropolitan Museum through May 28th

ICE junior, Milena Sosa, received a Gold Key Award, the highest regional recognition in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for a photograph she took as part of her photography elective with Jeffrey Romanov in the fall.  Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the United States. In addition to the Gold Key Award, Milena was also awarded a Silver Key and two Honorable Mentions for other works submitted to the competition. 
This year the literary and arts professionals who served as judges selected 600 Gold Key winners, based on originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision, from nearly eleven thousand works submitted by just over four thousand students in grades 7–12 to the New York City Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The selection was drawn from more than 300 schools in all five boroughs. The 600 Gold Key Art and literary works are exhibited at The Met Fifth Avenue in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education through May 28th. 
"The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers' mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their visionary work to the world through recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Established in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards bring the work of young people to regional and national audiences. Former recipients include artists Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Kay WalkingStick, and John Baldessari—all represented in The Met collection—and writers Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, and Joyce Carol Oates."
Any students interested in submitting art work or writing to the 2019 competition can sign up next September @