How do you get to Carnegie Hall? By winning the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!
Last night, hundreds of the country's most creative teens made their way to the legendary concert hall for the 2017 National Ceremony.
YouTube personality Hunter March hosted the show, and the winners heard inspiring words from guest speakers Amy Schumer (Snatched, Trainwreck, Inside Amy Schumer), Allison Williams (Girls, Get Out), and Ellie Kemper (The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Office).
Scholastic aired parts of the ceremony live on Facebook, and the winners took to social media to share their excitement using the hashtag #goldkey – and we have a roundup to share with you! Check out all the fun below – including a very gold Empire State Building lit up specifically to honor our winners!
(Additionally, just before the ceremony last night, three Gold Medal Portfolio recipients – Chastity Hale, Zara Batlavi, and Benjamin Cruz – stopped by NPR to talk to John Hockenberry on The Takeaway about the awards and their art. Listen here!)