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Millburn Students Win 60+ Scholastic Art Awards in the 2017 Northern NJ Region Competition

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Some of the Millburn Township student winners in the Scholastic Art Awards in the 2017 Northern NJ Region Competition Credits: Millburn Township Public Schools
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MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Township Public School students won 64 Art awards in annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. Students at Millburn High School won 20 Gold Key Awards, 18 Silver Key awards and 25 Honorable Mention awards, many of them in multiple categories. One Millburn Middle School student also earned an Honorable Mention Award.
 
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition is the longest running, most prestigious national art competition for students in grades 7-12. The awards represent work from a broad range of art disciplines including drawing and painting, crafts, sculpture, digital art and photography.
 
Students in Millburn Township submit their entries through the Montclair Art Museum, which operates as the Regional Affiliate for the Northern New Jersey Region. According to the museum's email to award recipients, more than 1,462 students submitted works this year and there were over 1,300 winners in the categories of Gold, Silver and Honorable Mention.
 
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The works of all regional Gold Key winners are on display at the Montclair Art Museum's Vance Wall Art Education Center Galleries, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ from Thursday, February 23rd through Sunday, March 26th. More information about the museum's exhibit can be found on their website,  www.montclairartmuseum.org . All pieces that won a Gold Key will now be juried for an award at the national level. Students winning a National Gold Medal or Silver Medal will be notified in mid-March and will receive their awards at Carnegie Hall in May.  
 
An exhibit of Millburn’s Scholastic student art will be on display at the Millburn Public Library beginning on Monday, March 6.  All of the Regional Gold Key, Silver Key or Honorable Mention winning pieces will also be displayed at the Millburn School district's Youth Art Month exhibit at Millburn High School, 462 Millburn Ave, on Thursday, March 30th from 6:30- 8:00 PM. 
 
These award-winning artists are students of Millburn Schools' Art teachers Kathleen Harte Gilsenan, Ann McKay Thoroman, Christine Vos, Mary Weber and Claudia Sohr.

MILLBURN HIGH SCHOOL

Emily Chan, Examining Today's "Animals" - Art Portfolio, Gold Key
Deirdre Cunningham, Only time will tell - Sculpture, Gold Key
Erica Einhorn, Flowering Dogwood - Fashion, Gold Key
Erica Einhorn, Cora - Drawing and Illustration, Gold Key
Erica Einhorn, Plant People - Art Portfolio, Gold Key
Erica Einhorn, The Garden - Drawing and Illustration, Gold Key
Erica Einhorn, Of the Forest - Drawing and Illustration, Gold Key
Erica Einhorn, Nature Inspired Fashion - Art Portfolio, Gold Key
Kathleen Gao, Wearable Art - Fashion, Gold Key
Kathleen Gao, Narcissist - Drawing and Illustration, Gold Key
Kathleen Gao, Girls Just Wanna Have Ele(fun)t - Painting, Gold Key
Kathleen Gao, Jeff - Painting, Gold Key
Kathleen Gao, Wearable Art - Fashion, Gold Key
Julia Hames, Self Portrait Collage - Mixed Media, Gold Key
Mohar Kalra, World-Changing - Comic Art, Gold Key
Darice Lee, Evolution - Digital Art, Gold Key
Aria Malhotra, Smile - Photography, Gold Key
Abby Ow, Madame - Sculpture, Gold Key
Chloe Xiang, Frozen - Photography, Gold Key
Iveel Boldbaatar, An outline of my Dad - Drawing and Illustration, Silver Key
Emily Chan, Duality (Snake in the Reeds) - Sculpture, Silver Key
Emily Chan, Examining Today's Sea Turtle - Drawing and Illustration, Silver Key
Erica Einhorn, Jungle Girl - Drawing and Illustration, Silver Key
Erica Einhorn, Dandelion Fashion Illustration - Fashion, Silver Key
Erica Einhorn, Sun Room - Drawing and Illustration, Silver Key
Kathleen Gao, Bedtime Stories - Sculpture, Silver Key
Kathleen Gao, Off the Clock - Painting, Silver Key
Darice Lee, Clouded Impurity - Fashion, Silver Key
Patrick Ma, Terminator - Sculpture, Silver Key
Patrick Ma, Fights Peace - Photography, Silver Key
Carrie Mason, Branching Out - Drawing and Illustration, Silver Key
Morgan Osmun, Glass Bottles - Drawing and Illustration, Silver Key
Abby Ow, Endsville - Drawing and Illustration, Silver Key
Sindu Shanmugadas, July - Mixed Media, Silver Key
Tina Tarighian, Beyond the Veil - Drawing and Illustration, Silver Key
Sarah Tham, Life in Color - Mixed Media, Silver Key
Victoria Appel, Sunglasses Portrait - Painting, Honorable Mention
Emily Chan, The Caged Bird Sings - Jewelry, Honorable Mention
Erica Einhorn, Primrose Fashion Illustration - Fashion, Honorable Mention
Deanne Ferro, Settling In - Art Portfolio, Honorable Mention
Kathleen Gao, Artist - Painting, Honorable Mention
Kathleen Gao, Conversation - Art Portfolio, Honorable Mention
Kathleen Gao, Grandma - Painting, Honorable Mention
Kathleen Gao, Go Player - Drawing and Illustration, Honorable Mention
Kathleen Gao, Cryptographer - Drawing and Illustration, Honorable Mention
Kathleen Gao, Coffeeshop Conversations - Drawing and Illustration, Honorable Mention
Andrew Guevara, Upside Down - Painting, Honorable Mention
Rayna Katzman, Out of Reach - Photography, Honorable Mention
Darice Lee, Mermaid in Captivity - Photography, Honorable Mention
Darice Lee, Inside a Peculiar Household - Art Portfolio, Honorable Mention
Darice Lee, Creature Catalog - Design, Honorable Mention
Jae Lee, Future in Hand - Drawing and Illustration, Honorable Mention
Jae Lee, Brain Dead - Digital Art, Honorable Mention
Jae Lee, Mind's Prison - Digital Art, Honorable Mention
Jessica Li, Burden - Painting, Honorable Mention
Patrick Ma, Take Another Glance - Art Portfolio, Honorable Mention
Catherine O'Neill, Granny's Chair - Drawing and Illustration, Honorable Mention
Sarah Rose, Oil Slicked - Painting, Honorable Mention
Yiwen Yang, Noelle - Sculpture, Honorable Mention
Yiwen Yang, Her - Art Portfolio, Honorable Mention
Yiwen Yang, Dirty Laundries - Digital Art, Honorable Mention

MILLBURN MIDDLE SCHOOL

Veronica, Song After the Rain - Photography, Honorable Mention

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