Published May 16, 2014
Sierra Kazin, a junior at Johns Creek High School, has been chosen as one of the national honorees in the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Her painting, entitled “Rainy Day,” was selected for a silver medal. She had four pieces of art honored at the regional level, where this painting received a gold key. Sierra is one of only 33 national honorees from Georgia. She is a member of St. Benedict Church, Johns Creek, and the daughter of Deacon Gerry and Sally Kazin.
Two other honored artists from Georgia are Sarah Dockter, a senior at Marist School, Atlanta, and Soyeon Kim, a junior at Pinecrest Academy, Cumming. Each was chosen for a silver medal for a drawing: “Extended Flower” by Sarah Dockter and “Alone” by Soyeon Kim.
All national winners will be honored at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 6.
Dating back to 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are open to teens in grades seven through 12 who apply in 28 categories of writing and art for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published. Past winners have included artist Andy Warhol, writers John Updike, Truman Capote, Joyce Carol Oates and Stephen King, photographer Richard Avedon, actor Robert Redford and filmmaker Ken Burns. The Savannah College of Art and Design administers the regional program in Georgia.