Eleven Saint Thomas More Academy art students were selected to receive 2017 Delaware Regional Scholastic Art and Writing awards.

The artists received recognition for their accomplishments in the 2017 Delaware Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Work is evaluated based on originality, technical skill and emergence of a personal voice or vision.

The honored STMA student artists include Gillian Crawford, Therese Sadusky, Brianna Duffy, Jeffrey Churchman, Sarah Reeves, Gillian LeBlanc, Destiny Madara, Zoe Kelly, Emily Marthaler, Andre Vu and Ellie Kim.

A special congratulations went to Destiny Madara, who received a first-place gold key award; Emily Marthaler, for winning a second-place silver key award; and Brianna Duffy, Jeffrey Churchman Sarah Reeves, Andre Vu and Gillian LeBlanc for their third-place honorable mention awards.

The gold and silver awards will be exhibited from Jan. 18 to Feb. 4 at Delaware State University, 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, in the Art Center Gallery. A reception will be held at the Arts Center from 9-10:30 a.m. Feb 4, followed by the awards ceremony at 11 a.m. in the Student Center.