Photo: (L-R) Tyler Ferrell of Jackson, Octavian Singleton of Brandon, and Lucie Cooper of Jackson.

Mississippi School of the Arts saw three national medalists in Scholastics visual arts this year. Over 350,000 works of art and writings were submitted from the regional competitions held nationwide. Gold-winning pieces from regionals went to nationals in New York to be judged by a highly-skilled panel of artists.

Lucie Cooper, a junior from Jackson, received a Gold Medal for her drawing & illustration, “Sunshine Devin,” as well as a Gold Medal for her printmaking piece, “Walker Smiles.” Tyler Ferrell, a senior from Jackson, received a Silver Medal for his drawing & illustration submission, “Madison.” Octavian Singleton, a senior from Brandon, received a Silver Medal for his painting, “Water In My Eyes.”

National medalists have been identified by panels of creative professionals as the most talented young artists and writers in the nation. This year, nearly 350,000 works of art and writing were submitted, but less than 1% were recognized at the national level. The awards ceremony will be held at Carnegie Hall this summer in Manhattan, New York.

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