A total of 71 students recognized for outstanding achievement
BEVERLY HILLS, Mich., March 22, 2012 — Detroit Country Day School is pleased to announce 22 Middle School students and 49 Upper School students were recognized by The Scholastic Art Awards program for outstanding achievement. Detroit Country Day School Headmaster Glen Shilling made the announcement.
Four students were named Top Young Artists in the United States, selected among only 1,300 students to receive National awards out of a pool of 180,000. These students include Chelsea Dahline with a silver medal portfolio, Mollie Hansen with a gold medal in glass, Erica DiClemente with a gold medal in jewelry and Shelby Packer with a silver medal in jewelry.
Six DCDS students received special regional awards, including Mollie Hansen with the Senior Portfolio, Gold Key Photography Portfolio and Gold Key Art Portfolio awards. Other Gold Key Art Portfolio winners included Chelsea Dahline, Odessa Hambric, Christopher Kojaian, Erin Long and Kalyn Smith.
Additional special award recipients were selected by and given educational gifts from local businesses, including Kathie Chung, chosen by Armstrong Tools and Supply; Helena Chen, chosen by Blick Art Materials and Cranbrook Summer Art Institute; Mollie Hansen, chosen by Green’s Art Supply; and Shelby Packer, chosen by Haig’s of Rochester Fine Jewelers.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program is the largest and longest-running recognition program for creative young people in the U.S. Administered by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization, the program nurtures artistic talent among students in grades 7 through 12 by recognizing and rewarding their achievements in the visual and literary arts.