Senior Eunice Chung has been awarded a Regional Award of Honorable Mention in the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition, presented by the Alliance of Young Artists and Writers. This is a remarkable accomplishment for Eunice because there were nearly 320,000 works submitted nationwide.
Here's the statement Eunice submitted:
"Music is a singular mode of expression: a conceptual, universal language that speaks to the soul, bringing people from all walks of life together. This awe-inspiring craft has played an integral role in my life, alleviating my pain in times of anguish and lifting my spirits in times of ecstasy. From the moment I was born, music has been intertwined in every aspect of my being, and I find solace in its intricate labyrinth of notes and beats. As I embark on my creative journey, I have pursued the theme of musical expression, breathing visual life into this complex art form. Through the portfolio, I intend to pay tribute to this irreplaceable gift, documenting my progress as I not only mature artistically but develop a profound connection with the guiding force that has shaped me into who I am today."
A little bit more background about the competition:
"Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. The Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Through the Awards, students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Students across America submitted nearly 320,000 original works during our 2016 program year across 29 different categories of art and writing."