Deputy Under Secretary Jamienne Studley to Keynote Opening of 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Exhibit

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Deputy Under Secretary Jamienne Studley will deliver keynote remarks at the opening of the exhibit of art works by winners of the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, on Friday, Sept. 19, at the U.S. Department of Education headquarters building in Washington, D.C. The ceremony will honor the work of more than 80 students from across the country, ranging from photography, painting and sculpture to film and animation and writing. A special exhibit of works by student winners from schools in Portland, Oregon, will also open at this ceremony.

Studley will be joined by Rachel Goslins, executive director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and Virginia McEnerney, executive director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The event will also feature the first public appearance of and readings by the five newly appointed National Student Poets.

The works are from among those of 1,800 winners selected from 255,000 submissions to this year’s competition for middle through high school students. The works will be on display through August 2015. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the oldest nationwide arts competition for middle- through high-schoolers in the country.