Several Students Awarded for Their Talents

Abington High School Artists Take Awards


Sara Christian “Toy Horse Graveyard” (Scholastic Art Award Gold Key)

Erielle Amboy, Photo Journalist

The Abington High School art department is pleased to announce the following awards that students have received for the 2017-2018 academic year:

Scholastic Art Awards:

The Scholastic Art Awards have been around since the early 1920s. They honor award-winning artists and writers. This year, around 4,000 works were selected from students in grades 7-12. Seven high school students received awards.

  • Erielle Amboy, ’20. Gold Key Photography and two Silver Keys Photography
  • Laurel Blanchard, ’18. Honorable Mention Digital Art
  • Emily Christian, ’20. Honorable Mention Photography
  • Sara Christian, ’20. Gold Key Photography
  • Haley Cooper, ’20. Gold Key Photography
  • Julia Do, ’19. Silver Key Digital Art
  • Abi Edwards ’19 Silver Key Drawing

Emerging Young Artists Juried Exhibition (EYA)

On Sat, Feb 10, the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at UMASS Dartmouth held a reception for winning art students, their teachers, and the community. This year art students from thirty-five New England high school art programs were recognized. Over 800 works were submitted by 493 young artists, from which 67 works were accepted for the exhibition. Two students from AHS received that honor:

  • Emily Christian, ’20
  • Julia Do, ’19

Arisia Science Fiction Convention Art Competition 

This year’s convention was held in mid-January at the Westin Boston Waterfront. More than 4,000 people visited the show, which featured the work of about 80 artists, including one student at Abington High.

  • Julia Do, ’19 “The Marriage of Nature and Technology”
Julia Do “Zuko” Arisia Art Award

Photographer’s Forum Magazine, Best in College and High School Competition

  • Hailee McClafferty ’19, Finalist: “Glitch” Published in Photographer’s Forum Magazine
Hailee McClafferty “Glitch” Published in Photographer’s Forum Magazine

[Note: Erielle Amboy, a photographer for the Green Wave Gazette who put together this story, is one of the Scholastic Art Award winners.]