Beaufort County School District students won 48 Southeast regional recognitions in the 2022 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition.  There were 34 winners at Hilton Head Island High, 12 at May River High and two at Bluffton High.

Students in grades 7 through 12 typically submit more than 350,000 works of art and writing in 30 categories.

The district’s eight top award-winners – Gold Key recipients – advance to judging at the national level.  Silver Key works are judged to demonstrate exceptional ability, and Honorable Mention works are judged to show great skill and potential.

Gold Key winners from Hilton Head High were Camden Bernstein for “ANYAH” (Photography); Delicia Chisolm for “Miami Florida Vintage Poster” (Digital Art); Katharine Crosby for “Purity” (Photography); Alexandra Fisher for “Blessing” (Drawing and Illustration); and Zachary Stames for “Michelin Ahi 61” (Design).  

 Gold Key winners from May River High were Kylie Bowes for “Lighting Up the Room” (Photography); Makenzie Rice for “Isolation” (Photography); and Coda Stanley for “Savannah #1” (Photography).

Silver Key winners from Hilton Head High were Camden Bernstein for “DAQUAN” (Photography); Emily Bocialetti for “Blooming Eyes” (Digital Art); Skylar Bruner for “The Panthéon” (Drawing and Illustration), “Stretched Reality”(Photography), and “Deep Despair” (Photography); Mya Chinchilla for “Space Date” (Mixed Media); Alexandria Fisher for “A Picture Worth a Thousand Words” (Drawing and Illustration), “Resting Position” (Drawing and Illustration), and “Isath” (Painting); Blake Hager for “One Man Show” (Photography); Justin Jiang for “Halloween Paper Cut Out” (Digital Art); and Anna Claire Lemire for “The Abandon Boats” (Photography). 

Silver Key winners from May River High were Dianna Doan for “Changes” (Photography) and “Contemplation” (Photography); Jada Sist for “Necessary Accessories” (Drawing & Illustration); and Coda Stanley for “Streets of Savannah” (Art Portfolio). A Silver Key winner from Bluffton High was Rosy Almazan for “Coming to an End” (Painting).

Hilton Head High Honorable Mentions were Mia Berenguer for “Sweet Endings” (Fashion); Camden Bernstein for “Branching Out at Dawn in black and white” (Photography); Skylar Bruner for “Enjoy your Stay” (Photography), “Labyrinth of Knowledge” (Drawing and Illustration), “Portrait” (Drawing and Illustration), and “Piraten van Oorlog” (Drawing and Illustration); Mya Chinchilla for “Nature Beauty” (Photography); Katherine Crosby for “Wrath” (Photography); Ashlynn Fleming for “Ever Green” (Photography); Madison Hall for “Drowning” (Photography) and “All Star” (Photography); Sheila Hobler Ortega for “201 Marshland Road No Park Sign Broken Dock” (Photography); Lance Krepfle for “Eskimo Dream” (Drawing and Illustration); Matt Lashinger for “Crazy Life” (Digital Art); Edy McGoldrick for “Lilies of the Sea” (Mixed Media); Daysi Moreno for “Puebla, Mexico” (Digital Art); and Chloe Wright for “Sunset Marina” (Painting).    

May River High Honorable Mentions were Lydia Benson for “Weathered in Worship” (Photography); Bianca Costilla for “Salted Air” (Photography); Diana Doan for “Quiet Strength” (Photography); Makenzie Rice for “Cowboy Stance” (Photography); and Coda Stanley for “Savannah #2” (Photography). An Honorable Mention winner from Bluffton High was Rosy Almazan for “Por Su Futuro” (Painting).