Gibbs High Senior Wins Scholarship, Chosen to Go to Carnegie Hall
His portfolio was awarded a gold medal for scholastic art and writing, the program’s highest national honor.
PINELLAS COUNTY – Zachary Endicott of Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School has received a Gold Medal Portfolio award for his art portfolio in the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
This year, only 16 high school seniors received the Gold Medal Portfolio, the program’s highest national honor. Zachary will be honored at Carnegie Hall on June 2. His award includes a $10,000 scholarship.The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12.
Zachary told Pinellas County Schools WPDS-TV14 that he has artistic parents and was into art at a very early age. At around 2 or 3, he started drawing on paper, constantly, costing his parents hundreds of dollars a month on paper. In elementary school, he learned about perspective. After that, he started working with pen, pencil and paint and began exploring other media. He came to high school with talent, but he lacked direction. He credits PCCA with allowing him to explore his artistic side. He discovered that he enjoys working with clay and decided to explore architecture. He received national Gold Key recognition for one of the pieces he did in ceramics class.
In the future, he would like to be an architectural planner and construct cities. He is interested in pursuing animation for interior and exterior design.
During his freshman year, Zachary felt like he was at the bottom of the totem pole and that no one liked his artistic style. Now, he is one of the top artists in his class. He had a professional showing of one of his pen works at the Duncan McClellan gallery in St. Petersburg. He was also a finalist in Walker’s Rising Stars.
Students receiving gold medals and the American Vision medal will be also honored at Carnegie Hall. The other Scholastic Art Award winners:
- Stephanie Hyde, Dixie Hollins High School, Photography, “Aidan’s Stride”
- Ryan Molter, Dixie Hollins High School, Film & Animation, “Picture Day”
- Justin Pentith, Dixie Hollins, High School, Photography “Take a Second Look”
- Mallory Lundquist, Gibbs High School, Drawing and Illustration, “Skinny Dipping”
- Indigo Naar, Gibbs High School, Sculpture, “Katrina: 1,833 Remnants”
- Sarah Garcia, Gibbs High School, Drawing and Illustration, “Unrealistic Expectations”
- Aidan Schaffert, Gibbs High School Painting, “Moses”
- Mallory Lundquist, Gibbs High School, Art Portfolio, Object “Permanence”
- Indigo Naar, Gibbs High School, Art Portfolio, “Points of Inflection”
- Shelby Pogue Gibbs High School, Art Portfolio “Repurposed”
- Phoebe Roess Studniarz, John Hopkins Middle School, Fashion, “I Wear My Paint”
- Mya Nowicki, Gibbs High School, Fashion “A Dress Named Keith”
Photograph of Zachary Endicott courtesy of Pinellas County Schools.
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