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High School and Middle School Art students from Fairfield Public Schools were recognized by the Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards for their work in photography, painting, drawing, sculpture and digital art.

This juried competition is open to 8th graders and high school students and draws thousands of entries each year. The artwork selected is considered the "best" in the state.  Special recognition was awarded to Warde High School’s Julia Zagar, who received a Gold Award of Distinction for Best in Drawing for 9th and 10th graders.  Additionally, Warde High School’s Kaia Vadas received a Gold Key Award, and Ludlowe High School’s Tatum Holderied received an Honorable Mention, both for their art portfolios.

Thank you to all of the FPS Art teachers for their hard work and dedication to our talented students!

We are so proud of all our Scholastic Art Award winners:


Delaney Dwyer - Gold Key

Tatum Holderied - Art Portfolio/Gold Key

Tatum Holderied- HM

Rory Kurzenberger - Gold Key

Olivia Modica - Gold Key

Vivian Cinti- HM/Silver Key

Sidney Ferrone - HM/Silver Key

Ali Loya - HM 

Megan Mazzeo- Silver Key

Allison Tournas - Silver Key

Isabella Vicente - Silver Key


Julia Zagar - Gold Key

Tula Fiedler- Gold Key

Kate Karasonyi - Gold Key

Kaia Vadas - Gold Key Art Portfolio

Kaia Vadas - HM


Imani Perera - HM

Winners who received either an Honorable Mention, Silver Key, or Gold Key Award are included in the CT Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition. The exhibit is currently taking place in Hartford at the Silpe Gallery at the Hartford Art School through February 3. Select Gold Key award winners from each national region will have their art works reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges. National winners will be announced in April.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Awards give students opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication and scholarships. In 2022, students across the United States and Canada entered more than 260,000 original works in 28 different categories of art and writing.