Three Foxcroft School students were named Scholastic Art and Writing Awards National Medalists on March 15 when the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers announced the results of the national scholarship and recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12.
The works of Roxy Chen, Shea Hogan and Emma Northrup were selected from among more than 340,000 works submitted in 29 categories — ranging from memoirs and critical essays to sculpture, editorial cartoons, and video game design. About 2,700 works become national medalists.
All three Foxcroft students received silver medals, presented for “works demonstrating high honors on the national level,” according to the Scholastic website. Roxy, a senior from Shanghai, China, was recognized in the Mixed Media art category for her piece “The Afghan Girl.” Sophomore Emma of Middleburg earned her medal with a photograph entitled, “Boys on the Swing.” Shea, also a sophomore, authored a poem called “Autumn Loaf” to earn a silver from the writing judges.