Eight Lincoln High Art Students were recently accepted into the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, which is a prestigious national art competition.
The ceremony/reception was March 17 at the Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County in Yuba City.
The eight Lincoln students are Adriana Diaz, Elizabeth Ferrell, Joerell Fulmore, Lexuz Ledezma, Daniel Guzman, Eva Lehenbauer, Megan Nichols and Dylan Silva.
Lehenbauer and Silva received Gold Keys. Silva also received the American Visions Award. The other students listed received honorable mention awards.
In addition, Silva was recognized with the Gold Medal Award, for which he is invited to attend the National Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall on June 7.
Since 1923, the awards have recognized creative teenagers throughout the country. By receiving a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Medal, Silva has joined a legacy of celebrated authors and artists including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Robert Redford, and Joyce Carol Oates.
Nearly 350,000 works of art and writing were submitted by students in seventh- through 12th-grade this year. Receiving a National Medal places students within the top 1 percent of all submissions, according to Lincoln High art teacher Deborah Pratt.
The students’ works will be on display through April 22 at the Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County, 1333 Butte House Road, Yuba City. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free.