CGHS Junior Awarded National Scholastic Art Medal

Elyse Rogers  Elyse Rogers - Award Winning Photo

Elyse Roge; Gold Medal Winner "Shapes from Above"

(May 18, 2020) - Center Grove High School junior Elyse Roge is the recipient of a National Medal for photography through the 2020 Scholastic Awards. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers awards students who exhibit exceptional artistic and literary talent. 

More than 110,000 students submitted nearly 320,000 works of art and writing to the 2020 Scholastic Awards. Regional Gold Key winners advance to the national competition where they are reviewed by some of the foremost leaders in the visual and literary arts for excellence in originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Only 3,000 works received a National Medal, which ranks them among the top 1% of all submissions. 
"Elyse is a talented artist and always gives her best effort," said Jackie Fowler, CGHS visual arts teacher. "She is a keen observer and intentional in her work. This award is well deserved! Not many people would have stopped to capture such a moment on film. Such a prestigious national honor is a validation for our artists and I am proud she was recognized."
Elyse's photograph will be published in an online gallery at in June. She will also be listed in the Yearbook 2020, a companion publication to The Best Teen Art and The Best Teen Writing anthologies which feature a selection of work by National Medalists.