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Memphis student wins prestigious honor in the 98th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Laundry Day by Amellia Hausmann
Laundry Day by Amellia Hausmann(Scholastic Inc.)
Updated: Mar. 22, 2021 at 4:51 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Hutchison School senior Amellia Hausmann has been honored with a prestigious award after entering her portfolio into the 98th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

This is the nation’s longest-running recognition and scholarship program for artistic teens.

Amellia is one of 16 students in the U.S. to receive the Gold Medal Portfolio Award, including a $10,000 scholarship. And now joins the likes of Stephen King and Amanda Gorman who have also received scholastic awards as teens.

A Scholastic Inc. spokesperson says Amellia’s art portfolio, “Sun Dried,” is a series of bright watercolor paintings that focus on the way light hits fabric.

Way to go Amellia!

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