Canfield Art Student, Sophia Cianciola, has been awarded a 2022 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards National Gold Medal.

Her piece titled "Fears of the Present", has been selected from more than 260,000 works of art and writing submitted by 100,000 students from across the nation.

Less than 2,000 works received a national medal, which places her work within the top one percent of all submissions nationwide.

Student works were honored for excellence in originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

The judges for the competition included some of the foremost leaders in the visual and literary arts.

The 2022 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Ceremony will take place at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, June 9, in New York City.

Sophia's piece will be published in the Alliance's Online Galleries at in June.