Central/Creative Arts Academy (CAA) student, Karlie Westmoreland (pictured above left), was awarded a gold medal at the national level of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. After receiving a Gold Key at the regional level, her work was judged again at the national level. “Just Say Cheese” (pictured above right) was one of only four pieces from Iowa to be awarded the Gold Medal. Additionally, it was the only photography piece representing Iowa at the national level. Karlie will attend the national ceremony to accept her award in person at Carnegie Hall in New York City during the first week of June. Art teacher, Mr. Balsar, will also be there to be recognized and awarded a national medal as Karlie’s educator.