Mary's Academy is standing out for its exceptional arts and writing programs. Twenty-six students received 61 regional Scholastic Art Awards and a record 47 students received 85 regional Scholastic Writing Awards.
Certificates and medals won at the national level are awarded to both the student winner and their teacher. And right before Christmas break, two of my students entered poetry.
In March, we learned that she had won a Silver Key Award at nationals. This was such a thrill! Despite the fact that she had really wanted to earn a Gold Key at nationals because then she would have attended the award ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City!
After all, more thanentries were submitted nationally; only 3, were awarded national prizes! This places her poem in the top one percent less than that, actually of all entered! I found out about this contest when I attended a regional writing conference during February So during the next school year, I kept the contest in mind.
So during the following year this most recent,I picked up a promotional poster at a conference in the fall and began promoting the contest more with my students. I decided that our goal for entering would be before Christmas break. So, in December, I had Brooke enter her work, and then a week or two later, asked her to show Ally how to enter.
Students in grades Judges want to promote stories about difficult circumstances, which often go untold. How to be ready to enter: Have students start saving work for entering in the contest as soon as school starts in August.
Before school ended in May, I collected paper copies of some flash fiction my seventh-graders wrote during the last week of school.
The stories are also in their Google Drive accounts, but I kept hard copies… just in case. I have a file cabinet that students can use to keep hard copies of their work.
Consider picking a category to focus on. Since there are several categories, it might be easier to manage and plan lessons and for students to wrap their heads around if there is a genre already selected.
Here are the categories:On June 2, Brooke was given the Gold Key and Gold Medal awards at the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards ceremony in New York City.
(The Gold Key is a . Oct 24, · The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program was begun by Scholastic, Inc. founder Maurice R. Robinson in Yes, Scholastic, Inc. is the multi-faceted publishing corporation known for making books available for kids, aiding literacy.
If you want to see all five artworks, check out the other four Scholastic Awards posts including: Scholastic Winners, Judges on the Complete Package, Judges on .
We conducted a review of our process and policies, and solicited feedback from staff, Affiliates, students, educators, parents, jurors, alumni, funders, and others, in order to make thoughtful updates to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Thank you to the many young writers in the Pittsburgh region who submitted work to the Scholastic Writing Awards competition.
Thank you also to the many inspiring teachers who support youth writing. Scholastic Art and Writing Awards work in such a way that each year students grades submit their work to any of the twenty-nine categories of art and writing.
All but the Novel Writing category works are first evaluated at a regional level.