A letter from Mariana Depetris, Upper School Photography Instructor and Mentor to senior Caroline Barnes:

It is with pride that I would like to share a win from our student Caroline Barnes in Photography.

The Savannah College of Art and Design serves as the Georgia affiliate and program administrator for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

For the past 91 years, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have recognized the exceptional vision of our nation’s youth, providing a singular opportunity for students to be recognized for their creative talents. Since being founded in 1923, the awards have identified the early promise of some of our nation’s most exceptional visionaries. Notable award recipients include artists Andy Warhol, Philip Pearlstein and Cy Twombly; writers Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote and Joyce Carol Oates; photographer Richard Avedon; actors Frances Farmer, Robert Redford, Alan Arkin and John Lithgow; filmmakers Stan Brakhage, Ken Burns and Ned Vizzini; and many more.

The awards are structured so that student work is judged first at the regional level and then at the national level. All submitted works are reviewed by local professionals working in the visual and literary arts and receive Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention Awards. Select award-winning works are also included in a regional exhibition.

Caroline has been recognized as a Scholastic Award recipient this year. According to the list of this year’s regional awardees, the following artwork has been awarded recognition in the Honorable Mention category for Caroline Barnes:
 
School: Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
Student: Barnes, Caroline
Award: Art Honorable Mention
Type: Photography
Title: Love Effects
 
School: Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
Student: Barnes, Caroline
Award: Art Honorable Mention
Type: Photography

Title: Mother Earth

 
School: Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
Student: Barnes, Caroline
Award: Art Honorable Mention
Type: Photography

Title: Peaceful

 
As her mentor in Photography, I will accompany Caroline to the Awards ceremony at SCAD on March 19, 2016.
Explorer 2 (1) Frolic 2 Mother Earth
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