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Twenty SPA students recognized by 2020 Minnesota Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Twenty SPA students in grades 8-12 have been honored for their artistic works and writing in the 2020 Minnesota Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program. Established to ensure that literary and artistic talent was recognized in schools and communities across the country, the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards (MSAA) and Minnesota Writing Region Scholastic Awards (MWRSA) offer recognition in 25+ diverse categories or art and writing and are open to all students in grades 7 through 12.

This year's twenty MSAA and MWRSA winners earned Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention awards.

Upper School MSAA recipients

Honorable Mention

  • Isobel Alm '21 | 3 pieces
  • Annika Brelsford '22
  • Henry Hoeglund '21
  • Zoe Cheng Pinto '23
  • Fiona Rucker '22
  • Sydney Sheinfeld '23
  • Martha Slaven '20 | Portfolio
  • Nina Starchook '22
  • Jonas Bray '21
  • Annabelle Bond '21

Silver Key

  • Tyler Christensen '22 | 2 pieces
  • Anna Snider '20 | Portfolio
  • Jasmine White '21

Gold Key

  • Max Endorf '22
  • Melissa Nie '20 | Portfolio
  • Ashley Su '20 | 2 pieces
  • Henry Burkhardt '22

Middle School MSAA recipients

Gold Keys

  • Audrey Zhu '24
  • Ellis Mebrahtu '24

An awards ceremony will be held for all MSAA recipients at the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota on February 22, 2020. Additionally, Gold Key and American Visions Award artworks will be on display at the University of Minnesota's Regis West Gallery in the Regis Center for the Arts from February 4-22, 2020. Silver Key artworks will also be displayed in a slide presentation on gallery monitors during the exhibition. Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

View a sampling of this year's MSAA art pieces on SmugMug.

Upper School MWRSA recipient

In the Minnesota Writing Region Scholastic Awards competition, Anna Snider '20 was awarded two Gold Key awards, as well as an American Voices nomination. 

Gold Keys

  • Poetry | "Constructing a Joke + the weight of wreckage, in VII parts + ice age"
  • Poetry | Inheritance Poem
    • American Voices Nominee

Congratulations to all of our 2020 Minnesota Scholastic Art and Writing Award winners!