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Students Receive Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Ten Newton Country Day students were recognized by the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a non-profit whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent.

The Scholastic Art and Writing program is the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12. Students across the United States submitted nearly 340,000 original works this year in 29 different categories of art and writing. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of judges in the visual and literary arts. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

Gold Key
H. Curran ’20 – Colored Pencil: Bingo Lady

Silver Key
S. He ’23 – Personal Essay: The River 
M. Kekana ’20 – Acrylic Painting and Digital Text: We Call BS
C. Kelley ’22 – Poetry: A Waterbottle's Eternity

Honorable Mention
C. Coenraets ’22 – Flash Fiction: Forgotten
G. Connelly ’22 – Poetry: Ode to the Pickle and Memoir: Chips
H. Curran ’20 – Collage and Digital Text: Afro Beat and Digital Image: Astronaut
S. He ’23 – Critical Essay: Reflections on Values of American High School Communities
G. Jobson ’22 – Personal Essay: The Metamorphosis of a Bookworm
A. Joyce ’22 – Poetry: The Dutch East India Company
T. Noonan ’21 – Poetry: Broken Doll

Gold Key works move on to be considered for national honors, and will be featured in the regional Gold Key exhibit from March 14-20 at Breed Memorial Hall at Tufts University.