Piedmont High School Students Receive Gold Key, Silver Key Accolades in 2023 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Mason Dykes, Gold Key Award Winner,
stands with his winning art piece titled
"Rotting Away" and holds awards certificates.
Piedmont Public Schools proudly announces the recognition of three Piedmont High School students in the 2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, presented by Oklahoma State University Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History.

Mason Dykes won gold with his comic art piece titled “Rotting Away”. Blake Bowen won a Silver Key Award, while Georgia Risinger was selected as an Honorable Mention for her work. 

Dykes received his Gold Key Award from Dr. Elizabeth Maughan, Oklahoma State Department of Education Director of Fine Arts. In addition to this prestigious award, he received a $2,500 scholarship to Oklahoma State University.
According to its website, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation's longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. This program celebrates winners with awards, exhibitions, publications, and scholarships. 

"Watching Mason grow in his art and mature in technique and style over the years has been one of the greatest joys of my teaching career," shared Frances Williams, Piedmont High School art teacher.

Dykes' award-winning art piece was exhibited in the Gardiner Gallery of Art, located in the Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts, on the main campus of Oklahoma State University from Monday, February 20, 2023, through Saturday, February 25.

Dykes work will advance to the national level of adjudication in New York City. National Medalists will be announced on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.
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