Congratulations are extended to this years Scholastic art and writing award winners!
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have existed since 1923 and the contest affords students across the country the opportunity to be recognized for their talents. Notable winners of these prestigious awards include Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, and Robert Redford. Judges look for originality, technical skill, and development of a personal voice and/or vision. At the regional level, students are selected to receive the Gold Key, the Silver Key, or Honorable Mention.
The 2016 MSMS award winners were selected from more 15,000 ART entries and 2,500 WRITING entries submitted to the Massachusetts Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, where just over 50 judges had to make hard choices based on the 3 criteria of originality, technical skill, and personal vision.
Grade 8 Art Awards
Sydney Alesse (currently gr. 9), Film & Animation, Honorable Mention for “Nightmare”
Cynara Ferrao (currently gr. 9), Drawing & Illustration, Honorable Mention for“Self Portrait”
Bridgett Brown, Painting, Honorable Mention for “Untitled”
Olivia Perry, Painting, Honorable Mention for “Urban Sunrise”
Grace Rakes, Drawing & Illustration, Silver Key for “Inspiration Daydream”
Sameeksha Sharma, Drawing & Illustration, Honorable Mention for “Precious Smile”
Grade 7 Art Awards
Jack Giles, Drawing & Illustration, Honorable Mention for “Patriot Pride”
Photography Awards (from MSMS Photography Club)
Ashlyn Biundo, gr. 8, Silver Key for “Untitled”
Bridget Conceison, gr. 8, Silver Key for “Bitter and Sweet
Sophia Lupo, gr. 9, Honorable Mention for “Invisible”
Sarah Owens, gr. 9, Silver Key for “Enjoying the View”
Neil Pandit, gr. 9, Silver Key for “Into the Barn”
Olivia Perry, gr. 8, Honorable Mention for “Concrete Jungle”
Shea Riley, gr. 7, Silver Key for “Portrait of Shannon”
Layla Robinson, gr. 8, Silver Key for “My Grandma”
Sarah Schissler, gr. 8, Honorable Mention for “Road to Vacation”
8th Grade BEAM students entered in this year’s writing contest include the following award recipients (writing provided in links).
Congratulations to all students who participated!