This year, SchoolArts features works by
students who have received recognition
from the Scholastic Art Awards. For more
information about these awards, visit www.
artandwriting.org or call (212) 343-6493.
“I take pride in my heritage and physical features. One theme that
can be noted in my work is my hair—the braids.” —Latrice Jackson
“When I was given a cam-
era, photography suddenly
became an art, my art. I got
over the embarrassment of
being a voyeur and tried to
mold my surroundings into
Top Left: Noah Robbins, age 18,
P-Town Parade #2. Green Farms Academy, Green Farms, CT. Teacher:
John Hafey. Silver Award.
Top Right: Latrice Jackson, age
17, One Braid in the Mirror. New
World School of the Arts, Miami, FL.
Teacher: Tom Wyroba. Gold Award.
Bottom Right: Winston Chmielinski,
age 17, Someday I’ll. The Roxbury
Latin School, Boston, MA. Teacher:
Brian Buckley. Silver Award.
“When I am intrigued by a certain scene or image, I try to capture the moment in a
quick sketch—then, looking back at past ideas I can create compositions purely from
moments that captivated me.”