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Writers Earn Awards in National Competition
After a record-breaking 50 awards were received by Newton Country Day writers by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the accolades for our students continued. Out of Newton's 50 winning entries in January, 8 Gold Key winners advanced to the National competition, where two NCDS students earned additional regional and national awards.

G. Jobson’s ’22 Novel Climb the Night was selected as the Best 12th Grade Novel in New England, G. Brucato’s ’22 Senior Writing Portfolio “The Factors” earned a national Silver Medal, and English Department Chair Evan Adair won a national Outstanding Educator award for his dedication, commitment, and guidance.

From English Department Chair Evan Adair:

“Jobson’s novel uses five interlocking chapters set in WWII-era Europe to paint a profound picture of the human condition. The fabric of her prose contains all the pithiness and artistic nuance of a master writer. Like a virtuosic composer, Jobson hits the perfect notes while deftly leaving out the unnecessary ones. Her subtle intensity builds to crescendo, leaving her reader with an emotionally-eviscerating yet transcendent experience.

“Brucato’s Senior Writing Portfolio is comprised of an epistolary novella, a dystopian short story, two fictional short stories, a memoir, and a dramatic script. Her collection shines a light on the complex issues of growing up in today’s America. By exploring complicated relationships and emotions, Georgia inspires her readers to face their deepest fears about the world and about themselves.”