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Julie Beckwith

Ninth grader Kyle Hsu's photograph on the subject "Beauty" placed in the top 50 in the world in the Sony World Photography Awards, Youth Division, earning him commended status. This international competition is open to photographers aged 12-19 years old and received a total of 11,634 entries from young photographers worldwide.

Kyle's work is currently being shown at worldphoto.org and will be shown digitally at the Sony World Photography Awards and Martin Parr 2017 Exhibition at Somerset House, London, UK from April 21 to May 7.

Seventh grader Charles Skinner's photograph "The Ultimate Athlete" and Ninth grader Tori Ellis's short story "The Shadow of Bryce Wellington" earned national gold medals in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. Charles and Tori are invited to New York City June 7–9 to participate in national events, including an award ceremony at Carnegie Hall and the opportunity to have their work displayed at Parsons School of Design at The New School and Pratt Institute's Manhattan Gallery.

A complete list of 2017 medal winners can be found at artandwriting.org.

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