Each time is different. Each time is inspiring. I am so thankful for the opportunity these awards have given to my students and me; I am also excited about what next year might bring and how my students may raise to the challenge to keep our three-year winning streak going.
My favorite moment from the event was listening to the words of Tim Gunn, who encouraged us to embrace our fear - he said that if we are feeling fearful of failure, it means we are probably doing something important; harness that energy to complete each new idea with a freshness that pushes the work forward.
Congratulations again to our Gold Medalist, Cam Shuelke, who attended the awards, as well as Silver Medalist, Ethan Pipe. Their hard work and creativity will keep inspiring students for years to come!
If you would like more information about these awards, check out the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards website and our local Regional Affiliate.
Images from the show and a video of the celebration at Carnegie are below.