High Tech’s Carlos Hernandez Recognized at Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Award

(Montclair, NJ—January 30, 2018) High Tech junior and Graphic Arts student Carlos Hernandez of Jersey City has won two Gold Keys, one Silver Key, and received Honorable Mentions in the Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech. High School.
The award ceremony takes place on February 15th at the Montclair Art Museum, which serves as regional affiliate for Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties.
Hernandez moves on to the National Scholastic competition, in which the top art and writing at the regional level vie for National Medals. National Medalists and their educators will be celebrated at the National Ceremony at New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Hernandez’s work joins other regional artwork on exhibit at Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons School of Design at The New School and Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery.  Winners will be announced in March 2018.

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12, have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of America’s youth.  Each year, increasing numbers of teenage artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets and sculptors, video game artists and science fiction writers participate in the program.

This year, students submitted more than 330,000 works of visual art and writing to the Scholastic Awards, with 90,000 works recognized at the regional level and celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies. 

“Lost” Recipient of Scholastic Golden Key

“Trapped In Plain Sight” Recipient of Scholastic Key

“The Other Cheek” Recipient of Scholastic Silver Key

“Extraordinary” and “Paradise” Received Honorable Mentions

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