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Students Honored with Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Ten Newton Country Day Upper School artists and writers stood out from thousands of submissions and were recognized by the 2017 Boston Globe Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

The Scholastic Art and Writing program is the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12. Thanks to support from the Boston Globe Foundation, the Scholastic program introduces the Boston community to a new generation of young artistic talent.



For the 2017 competition, a panel of judges reviewed over 15,000 pieces of art work, and over 2,500 pieces of writing. Each entry is judged based on three criteria: originality, technical skill, and personal voice or vision. The work is judged blindly, based only on its merits.

Gold Key
L. Durbin ’17 – Design, Still Hungry
                          Design, Desert Rabbit Pattern
M. Fisher ’20 – Poetry, All I've Ever Known
D. Lee ’17 –  Jewelry, Coffee sleeve/bracelet
                      Art Portfolio, Ode To Departures
                      Drawing and Illustration, Presentable

Silver Key
L. Durbin ’17 – Fashion, Changed
M. Fisher ’20 – Poetry, Happiness and Madness
D. Lee ’17 - Digital Art, Child’s Play
                   Drawing and Illustration, Of Clarinets and Intimacy
                   Sculpture, Eerie Inner Light
                   Art Portfolio, Inner Conflicts
G. Zhou ’19 – Poetry, A Journey Through Life

Honorable Mentions
H. Curran ’20 - Painting, Still Life On Windowsill
L. Durbin ’17 - Drawing and Illustration, A Brief History Of Women
M. Fisher ’20 – Poetry, Biggest Secret
A. Kouroriez ’18 - Drawing and Illustration, Bowling Alley
D. Lee ’17 - Digital Art, Sea The Sky
                    Digital Art, Fate
                    Mixed Media, Self-defense
                    Drawing and Illustration, Last Dance
G. Mahoney ’19 - Science Fiction/Fantasy, The Children
S. Reardon ’18 - Flash Fiction, The Little Girl
L. Rivers ’17 – Poetry, Elegy for Lost Time
K. Sweeney ’17 – Painting, Kevin
                             Painting, Brother



Gold Key work moves on to be judged at the national level. National Awards will be announced in mid-March. Gold and Silver Key recipients will be celebrated in a series of ceremonies at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on March 11. The Boston Globe Foundation has partnered with Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston for the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Gold Key exhibit. This free exhibit will run from March 11-March 26 at the Bruce C. Bolling Building located at 2300 Washington Street in Roxbury.

View the Scholastic Art Award winners


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