Pinellas County students receive national recognition at Carnegie Hall
June 13, 2019
Four Pinellas students and their art teachers were honored at the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall on June 6.
All of the winners received Scholastic Art gold medals: Molly Carlson and Alexia Intravichit of the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School, Aaliyah Jackson of Osceola High School and Robert Elliott of Tyrone Middle School. Their artwork was on display at Parsons New School and Pratt Art School in New York City.
Emmy® Award-winning actress Tina Fey, fashion designer Zac Posen and actress Rose Byrne took the stage at the ceremony, speaking to students about the importance of their creative expression.
“Having the experience and achievement of what you’ve already done, the great thing is that no matter what you end up doing, you’ve already accessed the creative part of your life and of yourself. You have all had the experience of making something where there once was nothing, so you know that anything is possible,” said Tina Fey who opened the ceremonious night.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12.
Photo: Yoko Nogami, Art Teacher, PCCA, Gibbs HS, Molly Carlson, PCCA, Gibbs HS, Robert Elliott, Tyrone MS, Angela Finkbeiner, Art Teacher, Tyrone, Alexia Intravichit, PCCA, Gibbs HS, Steve Beverage, Art Teacher, PCCA, Gibbs HS, Aaliyah Jackson, Osceola HS, and Brianne Gates, Art Teacher, Osceola HS.
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