Congratulations to the first ever Stryker Scholastic Art National Medalist, Audra Rupp! In addition to Audra’s Scholastic Gold Key award, she was also awarded a National Silver Medal for her colored pencil drawing “Grandma’s Memories”. In the winter, students from across the country and from places abroad submitted nearly 320,000 works of art and writing to the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Nearly 18,000 of the total works of art earned regional Gold Keys and advanced to NYC for national judging. Of those Gold Key works, just 2,400 received National Medals! Audra’s work is one of the top 1% of the artwork submitted to the 2016 Scholastic Awards! Her work as well as others has been identified by panels of creative professionals as the most talented young artists of the nations. Audra’s silver medal artwork will not be able to be shown at the Carnegie Hall due to space limitations, but will be in their published online portfolio of all Scholastic Art national winners. Her artwork, photo, audio & video message will be published in their online artwork catalog at www.artandwriting.org.