A Gold Key for Artistry

Glen Cove High School junior Alejandro Rosa Salinas is the recipient of the prestigious Gold Key for photography award in the 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition.

Selected from over 200,000 entries, Alejandro’s original photograph entitled "Night Swing" has earned him the Gold Key for the Northeast region – the highest level of achievement on the regional level. Only 7-10% of all regional submissions are recognized with the Gold Key and all are considered for national recognition, making Alejandro eligible for additional honors and prizes. National medalists will be announced on Friday, March 15, 2013.

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the exceptional vision of the nation’s youth including young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets, and sculptors, as well as countless educators who support and encourage the creative process. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers presents the awards annually to bring the exceptional artistic and literary talents of teens to a national audience.
Alejandro is seen here displaying his winning work as he is congratulated by (L-R) Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph A. Laria, his photography teacher Stephen Lombardo and GCHS Principal Dr. Joseph Hinton. Congratulations to Alejandro and best of luck in the nationals.