Canfield High School congratulates, junior Aidyn Jones! She has earned national recognition in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Kevin Hoops, teacher says, "by receiving this prestigious award she has demonstrated that she is among the most talented young artists and writers in the nation." Her charcoal drawing, Yellow-Eyed Monster, has earned a National Gold Medal in the category of Drawing and Illustration. Only the top 1% received a National Medal. Students in grades 9-12 submitted nearly 350,000 entries.
Since 1923, the Awards have recognized creative teenagers from across the nation. By receiving a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Medal, Ms. Jones joins a legacy of celebrated authors and artists including: Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, and the renowned author and illustrator, who will receive an Alumni Achievement Award this year, Marc Brown.
Ms. Jones and Mr. Hoops are invited to New York City for the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall on June 7, 2018.