The sky shines with gold tonight
By Anne on May 31st, 2012
It is finally here!!! The National Celebrations honoring the 2012 Scholastic Art & Writing Award winners kick off tonight. More than 800 teens and their families and teachers are coming to town for this weekend’s celebration. Tonight, they will be welcomed to New York Citywith shining lights in gold as the EmpireStateBuildingis lit in their honor. Then tomorrow night, they will all get their opportunity to be on stage at Carnegie Hall. The ceremony is jam packed with special moments. Literary rapper MC Lars will perform and Ed Sorel, who won a Scholastic Award in 1947 and went on to become a renowned illustrator of covers for famous publications like The New Yorker and The Atlantic, will receive this year’s Alumni Achievement Award. Oh, and did we mention Meryl Streep is coming and giving a special address? WE. ARE. SO. EXCITED.
I personally promise pictures to follow but in the meantime you can keep getting to know the amazing teens that blew the judges away and won a national medal here.
Plus, you can start viewing more of their work here.
Please share in congratulating our winners! Congrats artists & writers and welcome to the National Celebration!!!!
Photo courtesy of the Empire State Building. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is a proud lighting partner.
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