Freshman earns photo award

WARREN, Mich. – De La Salle Collegiate freshman Roland Hernandez has been named a 2020

Michigan Thumb Scholastic Art Awards winner in photography.

Hernandez came to De La Salle as a Michigan Art Education Association-sponsored, Michigan Middle School Top 100 art winner. He received the Silver Key Award from Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program, which is the longest-running recognition program for creative young people in the country.

Headshot of Roland Hernandez

Hernandez was recognized for a photo of the Mackinac Bridge that he took with an iPhone.

Scholastics Art & Writing is a national art competition for students in grades 7 through 12. The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

The Awards were launched in 1923 by Scholastic, Inc. – the global children's publishing and media company – to encourage, foster and reward creativity in American classrooms. Each year, students who excel in the visual arts and creative writing have the chance to earn recognition, get their work exhibited or published and to earn scholarships.

Hernandez, who attended St. Mary's Royal Oak, will receive his Silver Key certificate on Feb. 3 at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. His photograph will be on display during the Michigan Thumb Region Show at the Lorenzo Cultural Center, Feb. 3-12.

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