The Paideia School

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The Paideia School is pleased to announce that 47 Junior High and High School students won 81 total awards from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and more art awards than any other independent school in Georgia. In art and photography, Paideia won 18 Gold Keys, 21 Silver Keys and 28 Honorable Mentions with 41 of the awards in photography. In writing, seven Paideia Junior High and High School students won multiple awards, including six Gold Keys, five Silver Keys, and three Honorable Mentions.

Of special note was Paideia senior Cassie Boulis, who won 17 awards overall and Gold Keys in both the art and writing categories. 

“I am incredibly honored to be recognized by Scholastic,” said Cassie Boulis, senior at The Paideia School. My Paideia teachers taught me the value of centering identity in art and writing and encouraged me to be brave in my expression. This was important for my portfolios but even more important in shaping my sense of self-worth. 

Scholastic Winners standing on stage of the paideia theater

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recognize student achievement in the visual and literary arts in 28 categories, including drawing and illustration, photography, flash fiction, poetry, film and animation, journalism, and more.

“The recognition Paideia students receive from the Scholastic awards truly illustrates the broad talents of our student body,” said Dianne Bush head of the High School art program at Paideia. “Our students consistently demonstrate their ability to think creatively and analytically making them incredibly well-rounded students.” 

Since the Scholastic Art & Writing awards program’s founding in 1923, the Awards have fostered the creativity and talent of millions of students, including renowned alumni who have gone on to become leaders in their fields, including Amanda Gorman, Tschabalala Self, Stephen King, Kay WalkingStick, Charles White, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andy Warhol.

All Gold Key entries are automatically considered for national awards, including Gold Medal, Silver Medal with Distinction, Silver Medal, and scholarship awards. Those who receive National Medals receive certificates and medals and are considered for national exhibition, publication, and scholarship opportunities. Gold Medalists and most scholarship recipients are also invited to attend the annual National Events week of celebration in New York City.

Gold and Silver Key Winners will be honored at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards ceremony for the Georgia region on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at SCAD. National Medals will be announced on March 22, 2023.

A portion of the Scholastic winning artwork can be seen below: