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Springfield High School student garners national art award

March 27, 2017

Springfield High School sophomore Grace Jaderholm has been recognized nationally for her drawing titled “Timeless,” as a recipient of an American Visions Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

Jaderholm and her family will travel to New York in June to accept the award at Carnegie Hall. Out of 330,000 works submitted internationally, only 600 are included in that exhibition. She is one of seven recipients recognized from Illinois with the American Visions and Voices Medals.

Students from Franklin, Grant, Lincoln, Jefferson and Washington middle schools, Springfield Ball Charter School, and Lanphier, Southeast and Springfield high schools garnered 82 nods from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, with many students having multiple works recognized.