Scholastic Art Award Winners

This January, 16 Jesuit students were recognized as Portland Metro Scholastic Art Awards recipients!

The top Portland Metro award winners move on to compete at the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which recognize student achievement in the visual and literary arts in 29 categories, including editorial cartoon, poetry, graphic design, fashion, science fiction, video game design and more.

"We are so proud of all of our fine arts students, regardless of whether they entered or placed in the Scholastic Arts Awards contest," says fine arts teacher Sascha Gordon-Manning. "Fine Arts is not competitive in nature, but the process of applying for and entering Scholastic is valuable."

Since the program's founding in 1923, the Scholastic Awards have fostered the creativity and talent of millions of students, including renowned alumni who have gone on to become leaders in their fields, including Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Sylvia Plath, Ken Burns, Stephen King, and Lena Dunham.

The Scholastic Awards offer opportunities for creative teens to earn recognition, exhibition, publication and scholarships of up to $10,000.

Of the 16 Jesuit students recognized, seven were identified as submitting the very best work in their category (Gold Key winners) and will automatically compete at Nationals. Congratulations to all of our fine arts award winners! Age Quod Agis.

Jesuit Gold Key Award winners include:

  • Edward Banker, Photography, Grade 11
  • Miyako Barnett, Painting, Grade 9
  • Ziggy Berkoff, Photography, Grade 9
  • Skye Blount, Painting, Grade 11
  • Andy Johnson, Mixed Media, Grade 12
  • Astra Medeiros, Photography, Grade 11
  • Courtney Pedersen, Photography, Grade 10