Scholastic Art Awards winners announced

USN art students earned 40 Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards for their artwork to be displayed in a Cheekwood Estate & Gardens exhibition Saturday, February 6 through Sunday, February 21.
By Trent Boysen, Arts Department Co-Chair

Congratulations to the winners of the 30th Annual Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards. In an academic year where it seems that not much at USN is running as normal, this year’s competition was a welcomed start to the new calendar year.

USN Arts Department faculty are extremely proud of the work that our students have accomplished and the work they continue to create in and out of our studios. All of these High School students started the year producing artwork remotely, leaving their mark on walls and floors across the region. And while many have returned to campus, those self-designated creative spaces have become an important ingredient in the work they produce. Many thanks to all our art students; your continued drive during this often chaotic time inspires our best every day.

This year 14 USN HS students received 40 total awards. 

Gold Key
Kabir Bagai '21 (two Gold Keys)
Lucy Mauries '21
Abigail Schoenecker '22
Bailey Usdan '21
Rachel Westerfield '21 (two Gold Keys)
Sheeline Yu '21 (two Gold Keys)

Silver Key
Kabir Bagai '21 (six Silver Keys)
Erica Friedman '21 (three Silver Keys)
Erika Galli '21
Lucy Mauries '21 (two Silver Keys)
Luca Smith '22
Rachel Westerfield '21

Honorable Mention
Kabir Bagai '21 (five Honorable Mentions)
Jolie Booth '23
Kaya Booth '22
Erica Friedman '21 (four Honorable Mentions)
Maya Guha '24
Lucy Mauries '21
Cooper Wengraf-Simons '25
Rachel Westerfield '21 (two Honorable Mentions)
Lin Zheng '26

The 2021 Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards are one of the most prestigious student art competitions nationwide. Its exhibition will be hosted in the Cheekwood Estate & Gardens art galleries Saturday, February 6 through Sunday, February 21. Gold Key works will be displayed physically, Silver Key works will be displayed digitally on a screen in the exhibition space.
    • Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards Winner: Bailey Usdan '21

    • Abigail Schoenecker '22 - Self Worth, Painting

    • Lucy Mauries '21 - Recycling: Recycled, Fashion

    • Kabir Bagai '21 - Divergent, Photography

    • Kabir Bagai '21 - Lazarus, Photography

    • Rachel Westerfield '21 - Ball Gown Card Sketch, Fashion

    • Rachel Westerfield '21 - Waltz of Flowers, Fashion

    • Sheeline Yu '21 - NYC Subway, Painting

    • Sheeline Yu '21 - Yosemite Fires, Painting

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