“Nigerian King,” by Garret Chow, won a Silver Medal in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Courtesy Montclair Art Museum.

Garret Chow, a sophomore at Montclair High School, is a 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Award National medalist.

Chow won a Gold Key at the Montclair Art Museum’s regional awards, announced in February, with his drawing “Nigerian King.”

Gold Key winners moved on to the national competition; Chow’s work was awarded a silver medal in drawing and illustration.

The nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers’ Art & Writing Awards is the country’s longest-running award and recognition program for creative teens in grade seven through 12.

From June 2 to June 12, more than 1,000 of the top Scholastic Art & Writing Awards visual and literary works will be on display at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons School of Design at The New School and at Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery in New York City.

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