Eliza McCarthy nationally recognized for photography

Eliza McCarthy smiles while wearing her gold medal pin.
Goshen High School senior Eliza McCarthy, is a National Gold Medalist in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Eliza McCarthy, a senior at Goshen High School, was a National Medalist in the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers’ 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. McCarthy won a Gold Medal for her photograph, Peripheral Vision.

National Medalists represent less than 1% of submissions to the 2017 Scholastic Awards. This year, students submitted more than 330,000 works of art and writing. Only 2,470 medals were awarded at the national level.

Photograph of the side of a human eyeball.
Eliza’s winning photograph, Peripheral Vision.

Since 1923, the Awards have recognized creative teenagers from across the country, including Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Robert Redford, Lena Dunham and Sylvia Plath.

Eliza will be honored at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall on June 8, and her winning photograph will featured in the National Exhibition at Parsons School of Design at The New School and Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery from June 2-12.

For more information, visit the Scholastic Art & Writing website.