When it comes to the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the good news just keeps coming for Klein ISD. On January 15, our fine arts department published Scholastic Art Awards, and we celebrated the news that 186 student artists earned regional Scholastic recognition, a 38% increase over 2018. Forty-one of these artists were awarded Gold Keys. On February 4, in an article entitled “Scholastic Writing Awards: Klein ISD Scores a Record Number of Winners,” we shared news that 396 of Klein’s young writers were recognized at the regional level, a 64% increase over 2018. The writing recognition at the regional level included 104 Gold Key Awards. All regional Gold Key awardees in both art and writing advanced to the national level.

During Klein ISD’s Spring Break, Scholastic announced the national medalists. At the national level, twenty of our student writers and three of our visual artists received medals (21 silver and 2 gold). To put this into perspective: In 2018, only two Klein writers received national medals: one gold and one silver.

Our 2019 national gold medal winners, Theiija Balasubramanian (Klein Oak) and Yuan Malubay (Krimmel Intermediate), are invited, along with their teachers and special guests, to the national ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 6, 2019. The full list of national awardees in Klein is as follows:  

NameGradeCampusTitleAwardGenre
Balasubramanian, Theiija11Klein OakAnother Sad Love SongGold Personal Essay & Memoir
Castro, Maiana11Klein HighBefore the FallSilverShort Story
Eckenfels, Hannah12Klein CollinsAntithesis of LivingSilverSci Fi & Fantasy
Felefli, Natalie8Krimmel My ThoughtsSilverPoetry
Garcia, Nataly8StrackSunset PrayerSilverDrawing & Illustration
Gomez, Kamran8Klein OakThe BurdenSilverPersonal Essay & Memoir
Ion, Nathan12Klein HighInto the WildernessSilverPoetry
Kerr, Rachel12Klein OakPassion – A Dictionary PoemSilverPoetry
Kim, Gunjung10Klein OakPolarized AmericaSilverCritical Essay
Luu, Nancy9Klein HighHours, Minutes, SecondsSilverPersonal Essay & Memoir
Mackey, Taylor8StrackShe Doesn’t Even Go HereSilverDrawing and Illustration
Maeker, Allison11Klein OakCuriositySilverSculpture
Malo, Madileine12Klein CollinsOn the TideSilverPoetry
Malubay, Yuan8KrimmeliPhone InvasionGold Humor
Mathai, Alise8Doerre The Substitute’s RevengeSilverHumor
Nguyen, Angela11Klein HighEnPieineFloraisonSilverPoetry
Nunez, Jade8DoerreChild’s PlaySilverFlash Fiction
Palma, Minerva9Klein HighGlass EyesSilverPersonal Essay & Memoir
Phillips, Aika8KrimmelYour NameSilverFlash Fiction
Rios, Gabriela8KrimmelWhen the Waves HitSilverPersonal Essay
Sengupta, Megha11Klein CollinsIf School Dress Codes Were HonestSilverHumor
Tom, Riya8KrimmelThe Salem Witch Trial FilesSilverFlash Fiction
Van Fleet, Shianne8DoerreBeautifulSilverFlash Fiction

For more information on Scholastic Art & Writing , visit the Scholastic website at www.artandwriting.org.