E-W’s Ken Razo receives top prize for photo

Apr 04, 2018
Courtesy of: Schack Art Center "Stand Tall," Ken Razo

Ken Razo, a student from Edmonds-Woodway High School, received national recognition for his entry in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Razo won a gold medal in phtography for “Stand Tall.”

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12, received a record-breaking 350,000 works of art and writing for adjudication from regional affiliates across the country, including the Schack Art Center in Everett for Snohomish County.

To view all the local winners, go to Schack’s webpage at bit.ly/2GfnwqO.

Razo and 15 other high school seniors received the program’s highest national honor, the Gold Medal Portfolio, which includes a $10,000 scholarship..

Students compete at a local level first, and Razo received a gold award at that level. Winners will then get judged nationally.

“Ken is only one of 2 photography students from this state to be awarded a national gold, so it's a pretty big deal,” Edmonds-Woodway photographer instructor Tiffany Davis said. “I’m super proud of him.

The Gold Portfolio and Gold Medal students across the nation will be honored June 7 at Carnegie Hall in New York.

 

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