Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program. Last year, students across America submitted nearly 320,000 original works.

Students’ submissions are blindly judged by leaders in the visual and literary arts. Jurors look for works that exemplify the Awards’ core values:  originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision.

With 94 years of history behind them, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has grown to be the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens. We are pleased that several St. Clare students chose to submit their work this year, and we are extremely proud to announce that the following 8th grade students have been recognized for regional awards:


Carts, photography, Gold Key

Ferris Wheel, photography, Gold Key

Chicken Pox, photography, Silver Key

Pick A Seat, photography, Silver Key

Pride, photography, Honorable Mention

Biking, photography, Honorable Mention

Street Flowers, photography, Honorable Mention


Maddie was also awarded a Silver Key at the national level for Carts.



Abstract Soul, photography, Silver Key

Splash, photography, Honorable Mention



Frost, photography, Gold Key

Paint, photography, Silver Key

Bicycle, photography, Honorable Mention



Revolution of Salvation: Trapped, Digital Art, Gold Key

Revolution of Salvation, Poetry, Silver key


Congratulations to all! We are very proud of your accomplishments and your dedication to the arts!


School will be closed tomorrow Friday, January 13. 

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declared a local emergency as a result of the near-record snowfall last night and through today. Temperatures are expected to remain low overnight leaving significant amounts of snow on city roads and sidewalks. Power is also a concern in certain parts of the city and some of our schools. Because of the continued weather impacts, St. Clare will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 12.

We will provide an update to staff and families tomorrow about the status of Friday.

Due to heavy snow expected until tomorrow afternoon, St. Clare is closing school tomorrow, Wednesday, January 11.