Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
“Annamalium,” by Montclair High School senior Olivia Kosakowski. COURTESY MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM

“Annamalium,” by Montclair High School senior Olivia Kosakowski, was a regional recipient of a Gold Key for Design in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for students in grades 7-12.

Nearly 350,000 works of art and writing were submitted to more than 100 Affiliate Partners across the country, of which MAM is the sole New Jersey affiliate.

Montclair had five winners, with 11 awards. Along with Kosakowski, Montclair winners and honorable mentions included Emma Demefack, an eighth-grader at Renaissance Magnet School at Rand; Montclair High School senior Sam Lasiter; Kent Place School ninth-grader Elizabeth Laurence, and Montclair High School junior Ezra Marcus-Tyler.

The competition at MAM focuses on visual art. Its area of service includes the counties of Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren. A full list of winners is at Each MAM Gold Key Award winner will display one work at MAM through March 26.

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