Oxbridge Students Win Silver Key Awards In National Competition

Kaylon Smith

Oxbridge Academy students Jonathan Horbund and Kaylon Smith have received Silver Key recognition in the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition.

Horbund is a senior from Lake Worth. His electronic sculptural installation titled “Alone we can do so little” received national recognition in the category of “Future New.” This category is reserved for students whose artwork breaks the mold of traditional creative genres.

Smith is a junior from Loxahatchee. She received a National Silver Key Award in the category of sculpture for her artwork titled “Ice cream cone tower.” Her award-winning piece incorporated the processes of sculpting and carving with casting and mold-making.

“Congratulations to Kaylon and Jonathan on their National Scholastic awards, and to the 26 Oxbridge students who won a total of 46 Regional Scholastic Art Awards this year,” Oxbridge Visual Arts Department Chair Sarah Knouse said. “Oxbridge Academy prides itself in challenging our art students to express their authentic selves, engage in real-world problem solving, and address critical social issues via their art-making practice. Students create original works of visual art across multiple genres; from conception and design, through final stages of execution and exhibition.”

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, a nonprofit whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent. For more information, visit www.artandwriting.org.