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MSMS Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Announced!


Congratulations to the following students for their prestigious Scholastic awards!

The 2017 MSMS award winners were selected from entries submitted to the Massachusetts Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, where judges had to make hard choices based on the 3 criteria of originality, technical skill, and personal vision.

Grade 8 Art Awards

  • Julia Papasodoro (currently gr. 9), Photography, Silver Key for “Brad the Artist”julia_-papasodoro_photography

Grade 7 Art Awards

  • Anika Negi, Ceramics & Glass, Silver Key for “Octopus Box”

Photography Awards (student work from MSMS Photography Club)

  • Kylie Tortorici, gr. 7,  Photography, Silver Key for “Lost”kylie_tortorici_photography2
  • Lee Singer, gr. 7,  Photography,  Honorable Mention for “Sea of Cranberries”lee_singer_photography

Sarah Owens  10th Grade   MSMS PHOTO CAMP , Silver Key Photography citygirl

Writing Awards

8th Grade BEAM students

7th Grade BEAM students

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.  At the regional level, students are selected to receive the Gold Key, the Silver Key, or Honorable Mention.  Additionally, each state nominates five selected Gold Key level awards as American Visions & Voices Nominees to be further judged with the hope of achieving the distinction of “Best of Show”.

Regional awards ceremony: Gold and Silver Key winners and their teachers are welcome to participate in the Massachusetts Scholastic Art and Writing Awards regional awards celebration, which will be held on Saturday, March 11 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The Gold Key winning pieces will now continue on electronically to New York to compete against all the other Gold Key Winners from the other regions of the country. At the National level, work can win a GOLD MEDAL or a SILVER MEDAL.  National Awards are announced in Mid-March.  Congrats to 7th grader Dustin Zhang as his humor piece advances to the National level!  

See complete list of BHS & MSMS award recipients HERE

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