The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers has presented Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to a number of media arts students from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.

Marco Colosimo, of New Orleans, a student in the NOCCA Academic Studio, received regional Gold Key and Silver Key awards and an honorable mention for film and animation. He also received an honorable mention for his art portfolio.

Chloe Conger, of New Orleans, a student in the NOCCA Academic Studio, received a regional Gold Key award for screenwriting.

Grayton Newman, of New Orleans, a student in the NOCCA Academic Studio, received a regional Silver Key award for film and animation.

River Shay, a homeschooler from River Ridge, received two Silver Key awards for film and animation.

Nashua Murphy, a homeschooler from New Orleans, received honorable mentions for humor and for film and animation.

William Nichols, of Marrero, who attends Holy Cross, received an honorable mention for film and animation.

Hunter Thomas, of New Orleans, who attends De La Salle High School, received an honorable mention for photography.

Grady Stewart, of New Orleans, who attends Benjamin Franklin High School, received two honorable mentions for poetry.

From Mandeville High School, Nick Ramey, of Madisonville, received a regional Gold Key award for his art portfolio, including three Gold Key awards for separate works. Ramey also received a regional Gold Key award for film and animation and an honorable mention for film and animation. Benjamin Plauche, of Mandeville, received a regional Silver Key award for screenwriting and an honorable mention for screenwriting.

From Lakeshore High School, Hannah Simmons, of Mandeville, received a regional Silver Key award for screenwriting. Brett Beard, of Mandeville, received an honorable mention for photography.

Jack Faust, of Covington, a student in the NOCCA Academic Studio, received an honorable mention for film and animation.