Ridgefield Resident Sophia Pilla Wins Scholastic Arts Awards

Tong Lilly Zeng '19 of Danbury and Sophia Pilla ‘19 of Ridgefield recently won Scholastic Arts Awards for their original artwork produced in their art portfolio and graphics design classes at Immaculate High School.

Tong won a Silver Key Award for her painting "Redemption" and Sophia won a Gold Key Award and the Jerry's Artarama of CT Best in Design award for her graphic design piece "Detroit." Sophia’s Gold Key award entitles her piece to be entered into the National Scholastic Art Competition this Spring.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12, encouraging young artists, writers and filmmakers since 1923. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization “whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.” Through the Awards, students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication and scholarships. Students across America submitted nearly 350,000 original works this year in 29 different categories of art and writing.

Immaculate High School is a private, non-profit Catholic college-preparatory institution serving students from 28 communities in Connecticut and New York. Founded in 1962, Immaculate High School allows students to focus on academic excellence, spiritual development, personal commitments and service to others.  Located in Danbury, CT, Immaculate High School is part of the Diocese of Bridgeport’s parochial school system.



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