Technology

Henrico High senior wins prestigious Scholastic arts award, which includes a $10,000 scholarship

The creative process often referred to as thinking outside the box led Henrico County teen Hallie Wilson to think about what happens inside a box — specifically, a television, computer, microwave and other machines — and that creativity has earned her one of the highest national honors for youth art. Wilson, a 17-year-old senior at Henrico High School’s Center for the Arts, is one of 16 high school students nationwide to earn a 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing gold medal — the highest award offered by the nearly century-old program. Her portfolio, called “Technology People,” features eight wood and clay sculptures depicting the figurative goings-on inside such machines as computers, printers, televisions and more. The award comes with a $10,000 scholarship. Wilson’s work was considered fr...