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2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Join us in congratulating two of our student-artists for their winning artwork in the 2021 Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards! This competition recognizes high school students from across the country for their achievement in various types of art media.

Students who receive a Gold Key move on to compete nationally with other students in their respective categories. It is a tremendous honor for all winners and all deserve to be congratulated!

Winning work was on display at the University of Hartford Art Gallery from January 18 through February 4. This year they will also host a virtual awards ceremony that will take place on February 12, 2022. More information can be found at

In addition, we had three Scholastic Writing Award winners! 

Congratulations to the following students for their winning submissions in writing and art:

Aleena Jafar-DeCesare '23: Honorable Mention 
Critical Essay: The Damage of Forced Heterosexual Relationships in Disney Movies
Ricky Jessurun '23: Honorable Mention 
Short Story: Welcome to Nowhere
Olivia Saraidarian '24: Honorable Mention 
Novel Writing: Average: Chapter Three

Han Zheng '21: Gold Key - Hartford Art School Scholarship
Category: Art Portfolio
Title: Metal Fish

metal fish

Han Zheng '21: Honorable Mention
Category: Mixed Media
Title: Fresh Banana Shake Industry

banana shake industry

Kason Kelly '25: Gold Key
Category: Printmaking
Title: Inside the Hive



The Woodstock Academy is an independent, day and boarding, co-educational, college preparatory high school for grades 9–I2 and postgraduates located in Woodstock, CT. The mission of The Woodstock Academy is to prepare all students by providing diverse opportunities through a rigorous curriculum and a variety of programs in order to cultivate the necessary skills to become lifelong learners and global citizens.