Connecting with a goat, a strange pond creature, a juvenile perspective and beauty in the eye of the beholder, literally, all earned Vineyard students top honors in this year’s Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, sponsored by the Boston Globe Foundation in collaboration with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.

In all, 16 students from the regional high school won awards ranging from Gold Key to Silver Key to Honorable Mention. One student from the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School earned recognition.

Senior MVRHS student Hardy Eville earned three gold key awards, one for his photography portfolio entitled Natural Wonders, and two for individual photographs, Connection and Invasive Species.

Kayleigh Bollin earned a Gold Key for her photograph Seeing Beauty. — Kayleigh Bollin

Senior Kayleigh Bollin earned a gold key for her photograph, Seeing Beauty, and sophomore Tobias Russel-Schaeffer won a gold key for the photograph, Juvenile Perspective.

Gold key winners go on to the national competition in New York city this spring. Since 1923, the Scholastic awards program has honored students in seventh through 12th grade in 29 categories.

Other Island seniors earning honors for portfolios of their work were Dylan Bowen, who received a silver key for Growing Up a Girl, and Kayleigh Bollin, who earned an honorable mention for Making the Invisible Visible.

Several Island students earned silver key recognition for photography and ceramics: senior Silas Abrams for Bamboo Handled Tea Pot; senior Dylan Bowen for Growing Up a Girl (Senior Art Portfolio); sophomore Kaitlin Fingado for That Horse Whiskey; junior Matti-Lyn Floyd,(Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School) for Lost in a Wish; junior Isabella Merriam for Quiero entender and Pride, junior Jack Holmes for Steady Burn, freshman Rodeo Purves-Langer, for Who is Home?, and junior Griffin Stead for Beast Upon the Tower.

Tobias Russell-Schaeffer earned a Gold Key for the photograph Juvenile Perspective. — Tobias Russell-Schaeffer

Full list of winners.

Gold Keys:

Kayleigh Bollin, Grade 12, Gold Key Photography, Seeing Beauty.

Hardy Eville, Grade 12, Photography, Connection.

Hardy Eville, Grade 12, Photography, Invasive Species.

Hardy Eville, Grade 12, Photography, Natural Wonders (Senior Art Portfolio).

Tobias Russell Schaeffer, Grade 10, Gold Key, Photography, Juvenile Perspective.

Silver Keys:

Silas Abrams, Grade 12, Bamboo Handled Tea Pot.

Dylan Bowen, Grade 12, Growing Up a Girl (Senior Art Portfolio).

Kaitlin Fingado, Grade 10, That Horse Whiskey.

Matti-Lyn Floyd, Grade 11 (Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School), Lost in a Wish.

Jack Holmes, Grade 11, Steady Burn.

Isabella Merriam, Grade 11, Quiero entender.

Isabella Merriam, Grade 11, Pride.

Rodeo Purves-Langer, Grade 9, Who is Home?

Griffin Stead, Grade 11, Beast Upon the Tower.

Honorable Mentions:

Silas Abrams, Grade 12, Eyeball Pot.

Kayleigh Bollin, Grade 12, Making the Invisible Visible” (Senior Art Portfolio).

Dylan Bowen, Grade 12, Arms of Maa Durga.

Matti-Lyn Floyd, Grade 11 (Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School), Check to You.

Beth Jennings, Grade 9, Words Can Hurt, but They Can Heal, Too.

Clarissa Pinto, Grade 10, Monochrome.

Rodeo Purves-Langer, Grade 9, Water St.

Joshua Salop, Grade 9, Road Trip.

Sawyer Schaefer, Grade 9, Apple Tree Perks.

Quinlan Slavin, Grade 9, It Made Her Do It.

Henry Wansiewicz, Grade 9, Focus issues.