Two Watertown High School students received honors in the most prestigious statewide art contest in Massachusetts.
Seniors Julia Harrington and Emily Hart received awards in the 2o16 Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, run in conjunction with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Harrington received a Gold Key, the highest honor, in the drawing competition and Hart got two honorable mentions in the painting competition, said their teacher, Donna Calleja at a recent School Committee meeting.
The contest is the oldest in the nation, at 93, and the Boston Globe competition feeds into the National Medalists in Art and Writing awards. Competition is a tough one, Calleja said.
“They received over 15,000 entries and only 658 God Key were awarded,” Calleja said.
Hart has been honored a couple of years ago in the writing competition, Calleja said.
Calleja will bid farewell to these two talented art students.
“They are both senior,” she said. “I am already getting sad to see them leave.”