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Area high schoolers win Gold Key Scholastic art and writing awards

NORTHAMPTON — This year’s 90th annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program run by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artist and Writers drew more than 23,000 art and writing submissions from students in grades 7-12 nationwide. Each year, 15 Portfolio gold medalists receive $10,000 awards and national award-winning seniors are also eligible for scholarships from a network of colleges and universities.

The process began with statewide competitions to identify Silver and Gold Key winners and honorable mentions. Gold Key statewide winners then went on to judging by a panel of experts for national honors.

Below is a list of students from Hampshire County schools who earned Gold Key Awards at the statewide competition in March.

AMHERST REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL: Emily Biggs (writing portfolio), Rosie Black (drawing), Jocelyne Cruz (drawing), Molly Fleiner-Etheridge (ceramics), Addie Gamliel (ceramics), Gloria Miller (drawing), Natalie Moss (ceramics), Lucy Salwen (painting). Katherine Schreiber (painting,). Rachel Smith (printmaking), Sarah Waldman (ceramics, mixed media).

JFK MIDDLE SCHOOL: Mairead Blatner (science fiction writing). Luke Haas (humor writing).

PIONEER VALLEY CHINESE IMMERSION CHARTER SCHOOL: Angela Lindop (flash fiction), Tavi Wolfwood (flash fiction).

NORTHAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL: Lila Hartwell painting), Elias Miller, (drawing), Sarah Moss-Horwitz (mixed media, portfolio), Margaux Paine (painting), Joan Sullivan (painting).

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