Boiling Springs High School senior Benjamin Cook recently earned a National Gold Medal for his photograph “Nature’s Fireworks.”
The South Middleton School Board Monday honored Cook not just for being the first student in the district to receive a National Medal in the field of art, but being the first to receive National Medals in both categories of Scholastic Art and Writing.
In 2017, Cook received a National Silver Medal for his critical essay, “The Beginning: Big Bang, Creationism … Or Both?” Five of his regionally recognized winning photos are on exhibit at the State Museum in Harrisburg through May 5.
His nationally recognized photograph will be on exhibit in New York City during the National Awards Ceremony scheduled for June 5-7. Following the ceremony, the photo will be included in one of the National Art Write Now exhibitions around the country during 2019-20.