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Stamford High student’s photo earns national honor

April 8, 2019

STAMFORD — A photograph taken by a Stamford High School junior has earned national recognition.

Maggie Meister recently earned a silver medal in the photography category for her piece, “Seeing Double,” in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Competition.

The National Scholastic Art Awards and The Alliance For Young Artists and Writers program honors the creative efforts of students in grades 7 to 12, who attend public, private and parochial schools.

According to the organization, this is the largest and most senior program of its type in the country and 29 categories are judged by artists, university faculty and professionals in the field. The program boasts an established a track record for identifying the early promise of accomplished and prolific creative leaders, such as Andy Warhol.

Meister, under the guidance of her art teacher, Module Downer, earned a Gold Key in the affiliate regional competition earlier this year, which qualified her to compete at the national level.