ArtsMar 1, 2021

updated Aug 4, 2021

Spotlighting MHS artists

Students recognized for outstanding work

(Francesca Tesoro ’23)

Five MHS artists have been recognized in the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, sponsored by The Boston Globe and presented by the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, in Boston.

Congratulations to:

  • Juju Qiu ’21, who received a Gold Key for her painting, “Unforeseen;” two Silver Keys, one for her painting, “Burial,” and the other for her graphite drawing, “Gaze;” and an Honorable Mention for her digital illustration, “Ego.”
  • Emily Lombardi ’22, who received a Gold Key for her digital photograph, “Happiness.” Read more about Emily's award-winning photograph.
  • Francesca Tesoro ’23, who received a Silver Key for her digital photograph, “Snowy Day.”
  • Yuki Enoma ’22, who received two Honorable Mentions for her digital illustrations, “Sun 444” and “Echo.”
  • Hannah Holt ’21, who received an Honorable Mention for her animated film, “Beginnings.”

Scholastic Art Awards


Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running initiative supporting student achievement in the visual and literary arts. Students from across the United States, U.S. Territories, and Canada participate, with awards presented in 28 categories, including editorial cartoon, drawing and illustration, photography, mixed media, and more.

For the 2021 competition, students in the Massachusetts region entered nearly 6,000 submissions in the arts categories and more than 2,700 submissions in the writing categories. Overall in the region, students earned 1,355 Honorable Mentions, 832 Silver Keys, and 606 Gold Keys. The Gold Key is the competition’s most prestigious prize, and its recipients compete in the national competition held in New York City.

Congratulations to all of the MHS artists who bravely submitted their work for this year’s competition!