Lauren Heidenis of West Hartford and a 6th grader at Watkinson School has received honorable mention for her artwork she submitted to the Scholastic Art Awards of Connecticut.Scholastic Art Awards of Connecticut is an affiliate of The Alliance For Young Artists & Writers. This program seeks to recognize the work of talented young artists in grades 7 to 12.Student artwork is juried by professional artists and university art faculty and is selected on merit for inclusion in this state-wide exhibition. Beyond the honor of being selected for this prestigious exhibition, artwork may be awarded gold or silver keys and honorable mention places in each of seventeen mediacategories. This year in Hartford, over 2,000 works were submitted from over 130 schools.
Watkinson School is Hartford's oldest independent day school serving students in grades 6-12/PG.