National Winners in the 2017 Scholastic Art Competition

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. Last year, students submitted nearly 320,000 works of visual art and writing to the Scholastic Awards; more than 85,000 works were recognized at the regional level and celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies. The top art and writing at the regional level were moved onto the national stage, where 2,500 works earned National Medals. National Medalists and their educators were celebrated at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Spring Valley had three students who are national scholastic art winners. 

Jenning Chen received a Gold Medal in Photography for "Crushed"
Alekhya Mitta received a Silver Medal in Drawing & Illustration for "Chocolate Bunny"
Madeleine Parker received a Silver Medal in Drawing & Illustration for "Brenda"