NYA Students Receive Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) students honored in the 2017 Maine Scholastic Art Awards. Eighth grader Sam Yankee (Freeport) received two Gold Key Awards and his twin sister Anna won one. Sam was awarded for his self-portrait and “Casco Bay,” while Anna was awarded for her self-portrait. Works from Silver Key award winners, Jonah Eng ‘21 (Falmouth), Taylor Hemenway ‘21 (Sabattus), Olivia Juve ’21 (Portland), Sarah Austin ’17 (North Yarmouth), and Sydney Billings ’20 (Yarmouth) will join Sam and Anna’s works as part of the Scholastic Art and Writing Award’s student show at Maine College of Art (MECA) (87 Free Street, Portland, ME) from January 28 through February 11.

MECA will hold special exhibit hours during Portland’s First Friday Art Walk on February 3 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition will feature 168 artworks that represent the Gold Key and Silver Key individual award winners plus one sample of any senior portfolio that received recognition.

Sydney Billings also received an Honorable Mention along with Cammy Beaudoin ’21 (Brunswick) and Hannah Mills ’20 (Freeport). The awards ceremony will take place at MECA in Portland on February 11 at 1:00 p.m. Certificates will be presented to all Honorable Mentions, Silver, and Gold Key winners.

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards’ mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through these awards. This year, there were approximately 1,200 individual pieces of artwork submitted from 50 schools in Maine, and only 168 earned recognition.

North Yarmouth Academy is an independent, college preparatory, coeducational school for toddlers to students in grade twelve. Since 1814, NYA has fostered integrity, character and intellect in its students. For more information, please contact NYA at 207-847-5423 or visit our website at nya.org.