The Marist School, senior
Not many people can say they’ve won an award also claimed by Andy Warhol or Stephen King, but Marist School senior Sarah Docker can.
Sarah recently won the Silver Regional Award for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her piece “Extended Flower.”
The award places her work among the top 1 percent of the more than 250,000 submissions to the national competition, Marist said in a press release.
“I printed out the picture of the flower and did a graphite extension of it with a pencil,” Sarah said.
This June, Sarah will travel to New York to accept her award at Carnegie Hall.
She is accustomed to traveling to New York to pursue artistic endeavors. Between her junior and senior years, Sarah attended a summer camp at New York’s prestigious Parsons The New School for Design, where her proximity to other talented young artists helped hone her craft and further explore her ideas.
“I’ve always been creative, but I finally learned how to channel it at Marist,” Sarah said.
Sarah says she always likes to spend her time painting, whether it’s in the mini-studio she created in her sunroom or in her AP art class.
“We’re working on our own concentrations, and I’m focusing on mental illnesses and how it affects daily life,” she says about the class.
Sarah was also a manager for the Region Champions and 4A State Semi-Finalists Marist War Eagle football team. When she isn’t busy, Sarah said she just likes to hang out with her friends. In school, besides art, one of her favorite classes is math.
Sarah says she hopes to study art in college.
This article was reported and written by Emma McCabe, a student at Riverwood International Charter High.