Detroit Country Day School Students’ Artwork and Writing Honored by The US Department of Education
By: Identity Team
Hannah Hansen and Richa Bijlani selected for ART.WRITE.NOW exhibit in Washington D.C.
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., November 14, 2013 – Detroit Country Day School (DCDS), an independent, non-denominational, college preparatory school, announced today that sophomore Hannah Hansen and recent graduate Richa Bijlani were selected to showcase their award winning photography and memoir at the ART.WRITE.NOW exhibit, a collection of original work by students from across the United States, in Washington D.C. Glen Shilling, Detroit Country Day School headmaster proudly made the announcement.
The yearlong show displays the very best creative work by the nation’s emerging young artists in the main lobby of The U.S. Department of Education. The exhibit is curated from the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, which identifies teenagers with exceptional artistic and literary talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience. Out of the thousands of submitted pieces to the local, regional and national awards, this year’s exhibit features only 58 works of art and 69 writings
Hansen’s photograph “The Celebration” won a gold medal at the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. In addition to this recognition, she also received the National American Vision award.
Bijlani won a gold medal at the National Scholastic Art and Writing awards for her personal memoir “A Passenger to the Infinite.” Furthermore, Bijlani’s writings will also be published in the Best Teen Writing 2013 anthology.
“Each year our students raise the bar and exemplify our high standards in excellence,” said Jeffrey Michael Nahan, executive director of fine, performing, and communication arts at DCDS. “The pieces designed and written by Hannah and Richa showcase their creative ingenuity, and are truly some of the finest works of art in the country.”
Detroit Country Day School offers students from preschool through high school an exemplary education rooted in academic vigor and a commitment to the full development of each student’s potential. The school is an independent, coeducational, non-denominational, college preparatory school nationally recognized for excellence in academics, athletics and the fine and performing arts. Founded in 1914 by F. Alden Shaw, Detroit Country Day School today enrolls more than 1,500 students on four campuses located in Beverly Hills and Bloomfield Township, Michigan. For additional information, please visit www.dcds.edu.