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Sequoyah High Artists Compete for National Awards
Sequoyah High Artists Compete for National Awards

CANTON, GA -- Two Sequoyah High School students were recently honored for their digital photography artwork by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, one of the most prestigious student competitions in the country.

Students who submit the best work at the state level of the contest are awarded one of three levels of recognition: Honorable Mention, Silver Key or Gold Key. Only a select few pieces of art and writing are honored.

Sequoyah High senior Anna Ristuccia earned three Gold Keys for her works Night, Submerge and Dogs on Couch. Emily Hershberger, a sophomore at Sequoyah, also received a Gold Key for her piece entitled Caterpillar.

All four works will represent Georgia when they advance to the national competition in New York in the spring. They, along with some of the other Gold Key winners, were on display during the regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which were held in the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery at Georgia State University.

In addition to her Gold Keys, Anna also received one Silver Key and three Honorable Mentions at the state level. Emily received an Honorable Mention as well.

Cherokee County is proud to recognize this tremendous talent and promise coming from one of its schools.

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