Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. In 2018, students submitted nearly 350,000 works of visual art and writing to the Scholastic Awards; more than 90,000 works were recognized at the regional level and celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies. The top art and writing at the regional level were moved onto the national stage, where more than 2,800 students earned National Medals. National Medalists and their educators were celebrated at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
This year, Baldwin High School students garnered 5 Gold Key awards, 2 Silver Key awards, and 7 honorable mentions. Congratulations to Rachel Kail, Derek Kotecki, Khin Lwin, Macy Hale, Anthony Provident, Bridget Stehle, Cattibrie Bayens, Madison Beardsley, Meghan Bradley, Sarah Burry, and Morgan Bell.