Several Darlington students have been recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers with regional accolades in the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition.


Senior Selena Chen won a Silver Key award for her painting, “What Do You See?” and a Honorable Mention for her printmaking piece, “Caged.” Her painting will be on digital display at the Atlanta campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) through March 19.

Junior Chandler Edge received a Honorable Mention in the writing category for his short story, “Ghost.”

Senior Keyla Ji won a Gold Key award for her photograph, “In Between,” and an Honorable Mention for her photograph, “Limitation.” The regional Gold Key makes her eligible to move on to the next level to vie for a national Gold Key award. “In Between” will also be on display at SCAD through March 19.

Junior JC Wang received a Honorable Mention for his work in the drawing and illustration category with “Self Portrait.”

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were established by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers in 1923 to recognize the vision, ingenuity and talent of the nation’s youth—artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets and sculptors. Past winners have included Truman Capote, Lena Dunham, Robert Redford and Andy Warhol.