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Loveland High School Senior Sam Richardson’s photograph “The Claw” has won a National Silver Medal from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Claw won a Gold KeyRichardson The Claw regionally, qualifying it for the national competition where it was selected to receive a National Medal for its excellence in originality, technical skill and emergence of personal voice or vision. Nearly 340,000 works of art and writing were submitted to the contest in 2019, and only the top one percent were recognized with a National Medal.

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have celebrated teen artists and writers since 1923. Richardson now joins the ranks of distinguished alumni like artist Andy Warhol, writer Joyce Carol Oates and film maker Ken Burns, and will be listed in the 2019 Yearbook  ̶  a companion publication to The Best Teen Art and The Best Teen Writing anthologies.