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Elementary and Primary Education
Harris County Department of Education
News Release
Monday, March 06, 2017

HCDE hosts 4 celebrations with fine arts supporters to celebrate teen
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards talent

Harris County Department of Education stages four events to highlight the talents of more than 1,000 local teens who earned Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold and Silver Key Awards. Regionally sponsored by HCDE, the Awards showcase art and writing from Harris County students in grades 7-12 in public, private and home schools. For the complete list of Awards recipients and for more details, go to .

Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Award events span throughout March. Here is a list of events:

Artist Reception at Spring Street Studios, Saturday, March 11, 2-4 p.m. Join us for a gallery full of art in a festive celebration of talent as we honor both students in grades 9-12 who earned Gold and Silver Keys for their art and writing. This come-and-go event includes readings from teen writers. Light refreshments are served. Location: 1824 Spring St., Houston, TX 77007

Artist Reception at Texas Art Supply, Thursday, March 23, 4:30-6:30 p.m. View a gallery full of art and hear selections from writers as we honor both students in grades 7-8 who earned Gold and Silver Keys for their art and writing. This is a come-and-go event. Light refreshments are served. Location: 2001 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006

Artist Ceremony at Alley Theater, Saturday, March 25 for 9-12 grade students. Students receive Gold and Silver Key Awards at the Alley, 615 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77002. Silver Key Art: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Gold Key Art: 10-11 a.m.

Gold and Silver Key Writing: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Artist Ceremony at Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, or Match, Thursday, March 30 for 7-8 grade students. Location: 3400 Main St. Houston, TX  77022. Silver Key Art and Writing: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Gold Key Art and Writing: 7:30-8:30 p.m. (Parents/guests and educators must RSVP through the MATCH website.)

About Scholastic Art & Writing: Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious educational initiative supporting student achievement in the visual and literary arts. The program has an impressive legacy of being the first to acknowledge creative talent and is today’s largest source of scholarships for creative teens.

About Harris County Department of Education: HCDE helps school districts in the state’s largest county meet the needs of uniquely challenged learners, directly serving students at their schools or one of four HCDE-operated campuses across the county. Learn about these services and more at .

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