Young talent recognized

Scholastic announced the following Westfield students have been recognized as regional art and writing award winners: Mehar Athar, Annasty Mielke-Mahin, Isabella Palacios, Anastasija Platonova and Brittany Stankavich. Their achievements were celebrated at Butler University’s Clowes Hall on March 17.

The Alliance for Young Artists and Writers identifies teenagers with exceptional artistic and literary talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience through The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Teens in grades seven through 12 can apply in 28 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.