03/23/12 PHS senior Brandon Baird is the recipient of a Silver Key Award for the 2012 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. He received the award for his Self-Portrait Painting completed in Advanced Painting class last trimester.
In order to be considered for this prestigious award you must receive a Gold Key at the Regional level and only 7% of entries at the Regional level get this award. The Gold Key awards are then sent to New York for judging at the National level. This year only 66 students in the state of Indiana received awards at the National and approximately 1,400 top students received National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards total. National Award winners are invited to New York City to receive recognition on the country’s most celebrated stage–Carnegie Hall–as part of the annual National Awards Ceremony on May 31, 2012.