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Three Newton Students Win National Art Awards

The three Newton students were honored as part of the 90th Annual National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

After taking home top prizes in the state competition, three Newton students were recently honored with awards in the 90th Annual National Scholastic Art & Writing Contest. 

The three Newton students earned silver medals in the national competition, according to a recent report on Boston.com. The students are:

  • Audrey Derobert, senior, Newton North High School - Silver medal for photograph titled "1 in 8 Teenagers Have Self Harmed."
  • Xiang Ding, senior, Newton North High School - Silver medal for painting titled "Beach."
  • Olivia Hamilton, junior, Newton South High School - Silver medal for sculpture titled "Tractor." See photo above.

The Massachusetts students who qualify for the national competition must earn Gold Key awards in the state competition. .

According to Boston.com, 92 Massachusetts students grades 7-12 were honored at the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, placing the state as the fourth largest medal winner in the competition. The winners represented 58 schools and 44 municipalities, the report said.

The winning artwork will be on exhibit in the State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, through April 19. The free exhibit is open to the public weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Saturdays; and open Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

National winners will be honored at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City on May 31, 2013, Boston.com said. 

Read more on this story and Massachusetts winners on Boston.com.

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