Six Hutchinson High School students have been recognized in the annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

          The students submitted their artwork this year, and it was adjudicated by a panel of creative professionals as the most outstanding work submitted among their peers.

          All six students received honorable mention recognition in the competition. Those students and their artwork were:

  • Alex Hoffman, senior, for “Beautiful Bodies” and “The Lovers”
  • Reaghan Martin, junior, for “The Battle” and “Evolution”
  • Chauntea Grissom, junior, for “The Healer”
  • Jewel Reta, senior, for “Woman in the Trees”
  • Alexis Smith, senior, for “Suspicious Truffle”
  • Nolan Wallsten, sophomore, for “Two-Point Perspective of the Mind”

A short video with the students' entries is available at

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity and talents of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Students across America submitted 340,000 original works this year in 29 different categories of art and writing.

Since the founding of Scholastics, the Awards have established an amazing track record for identifying the early promise of our nation’s most accomplished and prolific creative leaders. Alumni include artists Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Kay WalkingStick, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Myla Goldberg, Joyce Oates, Robert Redford, Ken Burns and many more.