In celebration of Earth Day, we’re highlighting four students who recently received national recognition, and a $1,000 scholarship, in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for their creative works addressing climate change. The One Earth Award is a special achievement award provided to students whose work encourages the awareness of, and meaningful responses to, climate change.
Kaylee Chen (8th grade, South Carolina)
Poetry: “Pan” (excerpt)/ full text
i. mount olympus was a perfect paradise, but he
before marble and gold-plated luxury.
yes, he wandered the forests when they were new
ruled lush jungles and clear streams, gently sloping
hills and valleys,
reveled in a sun that warmed the earth and gave way
to glorious life.
he used to be able to breathe.
Aysha Zackria (12th grade, Florida)
Read Aysha’s dramatic script “Hell and High Water”
Fiona Luo (10th grade, California)
Comic Art: “Rising”
Minda Silvestre (12th grade, Wisconsin)
Design: “Open for Breathing”
To learn more about the One Earth Award, visit: https://www.artandwriting.org/scholarships/scholarships-special-achievement-awards/one-earth-award/.
Cover image: Fiona Luo, Comic Art, "Rising: Part 1 & 2"