Montclair teens went for gold
Two Montclair teens, Garrett Chow, a 10th-grader at Montclair High School, and MHS senior Jacqueline Qiu, won Gold Key awards in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 2017, the country’s longest-running scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades seven through 12. Chow’s Gold Key was for his drawing “Nigerian King,” above. He also received an Honorable Mention. Qiu’s other Gold Key Award was for her painting “Drift.” She also won a Silver Key and eight additional Honorable Mentions. Sophia Georgiu, a junior at Academy of the Holy Angels, received an Honorable Mention; and Michelle Chow, a senior at MHS, received two Silver Keys and two Honorable Mentions. Gold Key Award winners’ work is on exhibition at the Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., through March 26. Their work will also be adjudicated on the national level.