Fine Arts @ DGN Mission

North High School endeavors to provide an enriching, vibrant, multidisciplinary environment for the study, creation, and presentation of the Fine Arts.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

DGN Visual Artists Win 4 National Scholastic Awards #WeAreDGN #99Learns



"Am I Pretty?" - Aubrey Saha, artist.  National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Gold Medal Winner




"Cinched" - Jessica Novotny, artist.  National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Silver Medal Winner




"Bubbles" - Olivia Wojciak, artist.  National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Silver Medal Winner




"Sapphire Treatment" - Angela Wong, artist.  National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Silver Medal Winner


North High School in Downers Grove is pleased to announce that after competitive adjudication for National Scholastic Awards, four DGN Visual Artists have been recognized with national awards.

  • Jessica Novotny (Silver Medal) - photography category  “Cinched”   Teacher: Megan Kelly
  • Aubrey Saha (Gold Medal) - drawing and illustration category  “Am I Pretty?”   Teacher: Marty Voelker
  • Olivia Wojciak (Silver Medal) - ceramics and glass category  “Bubbles”   Teacher: Leslie Miller
  • Angela Wong (Silver Medal) - ceramics and glass category  “Sapphire Treatment”   Teacher: Megan Kelly


Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious award and recognition program for creative teens. This year the Scholastic Awards received 320,000 submissions for the 2016 program year. Receiving a National Medal from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards places these student artists within the top 1% of all submissions from a national pool of art work.

Student work will be in exhibition at Carnegie Hall in New York, New York starting with an gala opening in June of 2016.

Fine Arts Department Chairperson Brayer Teague shared, "We are extremely proud of Jessica, Aubrey, Olivia and Angela. This national recognition is a significant affirmation of their dedication to the arts, and their creative talents."