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Jan. 20, 2021: J-D High School students recognized for talent and creativity

Twenty-three Jamesville-DeWitt High School students were recently recognized with a total of 41 awards in the 2021 Central New York Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. The competition is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for teens in grades 7-12.

The Central New York Region includes 13 counties and nearly 400 eligible schools. Judges evaluate entries for their originality, technical skill and the emergence of personal voice or vision, according to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards website. J-D High School students earned one Silver Portfolio Award, one Honorable Mention Portfolio Award, 12 Gold Key Awards, 12 Silver Key Awards and 15 Honorable Mention Awards.

Works that earned a Gold Key Award are automatically considered for national awards.  

View a slideshow of the high school's award-winning pieces.

Below are the high school students who received awards. 

Gold Key Awards 

Nathan Bourcy - Grade 11 - Drawing and Illustration (two awards) 

Mara Durkin - Grade 12 - Drawing and Illustration 

Katlyn Bray - Grade 10 - Photography 

Meghan Christian - Grade 10 - Photography 

Ryan Clewis - Grade 12 - Photography (two awards) 

Paige Kinahan - Grade 9 - Photography 

Sylvia Min - Grade 9 - Photography 

Maeve Murphy - Grade 11 - Photography (two awards) 

Ciara O’Donnell - Grade 11 - Photography 

Silver Key Awards 

Elsa Hardt - Grade 11 - Drawing and Illustration 

Katlyn Bray - Grade 10 - Photography 

Ryan Clewis - Grade 12 - Photography (two awards) 

Ryan Clewis - Grade 12 - Film and Animation 

Ryan Clewis - Grade 12 - Film and Animation Portfolio 

Josephine Dittman - Grade 9 - Photography 

Natalie Goodson - Grade 11 - Photography 

Celia Kemmis - Grade 9 - Photography 

Sadie Mahan - Grade 10 - Photography 

Max Mimaroglu - Grade 12 - Photography 

Dakota Wynn - Grade 10 - Photography (two awards) 

Honorable Mention Awards 

Amanda Aitken - Grade 9 - Photography 

Katlyn Bray - Grade 10 - Photography 

Ryan Clewis - Grade 12 - Photography 

Ryan Clewis - Grade 12 - Photography portfolio 

Juliette Cota - Grade 11 - Photography 

Erin Dadey - Grade 11 - Photography 

Hannah Fuchsberg - Grade 10 - Photography 

Nevaeh Hall - grade 10 - Photography 

Sadie Mahan - Grade 10 - Photography 

Michelle McPeak - Grade 9 - Photography 

Max Mimaroglu - Grade 12 - Photography (two awards) 

Maeve Murphy - Grade 11 - Photography 

Dakota Wynn - Grade 10 - Photography (two awards) 

Julia Ziff - Grade 9 - Photography


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