Shivdasani earns honor

WILTON – High Mowing School recently announced that Yumin Shivdasani 2020, (of Greenfield) has earned a national Silver Medal in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. With the mentorship of HMS faculty member Colleen O’Connors, Yumin has been identified by panels of creative professionals as one of the most talented young artists and writers in the nation. This year, nearly 350,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Only the top 1 percent were recognized at the national level.

Since 1923, the Awards have recognized creative teenagers from across the country. By receiving a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Silver Medal, Yumin Shivdasani will join a legacy of celebrated authors and artists including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, and the renowned author and illustrator who will receive our Alumni Achievement Award this year, Marc Brown. Nearly 350,000 works of art and writing were submitted by students in grades 7-12 this year. Receiving a Silver Medal places Yumin Shivdasani within the top 1% of all submissions!