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8th Grader Malak Chafki Wins Scholastic Art and Writing Award

Malak Chafki holding 2022 Scholastic Art & Writing Award Winning Oil Pastel drawing

Congratulations to 8th grader Malak Chafki who was recently recognized for her oil pastel drawing at the 2022 Scholastic Art & Writing competition! Now in its 98th year, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation's longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for young artists and writers in grades 7–12. The Cleveland Institute of Art hosts the Greater Cleveland Region, which includes Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Lake County schools. Judges evaluated over 3,000 pieces of artwork and writing samples based on the criteria of originality, technical skill and emergence of a personal vision or voice before selecting the finalists. Artwork from regional student artists in grades 7-12 will be on display at The Cleveland Institute of Art’s Reinberger Gallery, located at 11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, from Tuesday, January 18 – Friday, January 28 to the general public during the following times:  Monday–Thursday: 10am to 5pm; Friday: 10am to 9pm; and Saturday–Sunday: Noon to 5pm. Please note, any visitors to CIA must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

The Brooklyn City Schools proudly congratulates Malak on her award-winning artistic performance!

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