Los Alamos High School Students Receive Awards In 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing National Competition

A drawing/digital art piece by Los Alamos High School student Kari Mason received a Gold Key award. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos High School senior Jillian Puckett was awarded a Silver Medal for her editorial cartoon Meanwhile in New  Zealand. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos High School senior Jillian Puckett received a Silver Medal in the 2021 Scholastic Art &  Writing National Competition for her editorial cartoon, Meanwhile in New Zealand. Ten artists from LAHS received awards for their works in drawing and illustration, digital art, photography, mixed media,  painting, editorial cartoon and comic art in the regional competition. Puckett and fellow senior Kari  Mason were awarded Gold Keys which qualified them to  move on to the national competition. 

“I am very proud of Jillian and all of my students,” said LAHS art teacher Mary Grace. “We brought home  22 awards, including three Gold Keys.  Topping it off with a Silver Medal at the national level is an  outstanding accomplishment for both my students and the art program.” 

Eight students received honorable mention and four were named Silver Keys in the regional  competition. 

Award winners are: 

Amelia Duffy, Honorable Mention, Digital Art 

Kari Mason, Honorable Mention (3 awards), Drawing and Illustration 

Laney Gunn, Honorable Mention, Drawing and Illustration 

Marisol Lovato, Honorable Mention, Drawing and Illustration 

Kari Mason, Honorable Mention, Photography 

Kara Moss, Honorable Mention, Mixed Media

Kara Moss, Honorable Mention (2 awards), Digital Art 

Jillian Puckett, Honorable Mention, Drawing and Illustration 

Hanna Stidham, Honorable Mention, Digital Art 

Emelia White, Honorable Mention, Painting 

Laney Gunn, Silver Key, Editorial Cartoon 

Savannah Morgan, Silver Key, Drawing and Illustration 

Savannah Morgan, Silver Key, Painting 

Nina Nzekwe, Silver Key, Digital Art 

Jillian Puckett, Silver Key, drawing and Illustration 

Jillian Puckett, Silver Key, Editorial Cartoon 

Jillian Puckett, Gold Key, Comic Art 

Jillian Puckett, Gold Key, Editorial Cartoon 

Kari Mason, Gold Key, Digital Art 

This is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for young artists and writers in grades 7–12. Click https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wajxG3uoTq-N-9gbLBCK-136SipUgl4KITVPzy3Pp9I/edit#slide=id.p to view the winning art pieces. 

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were founded in 1923 and, for nearly a century, have inspired bold ideas in creative teens throughout the country. Notable alumni include author Stephen King, 

More information about the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards may be found at https://www.artandwriting.org