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8 WAMS Students Earn Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

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February 19, 2019 | Awards & Celebrations

2019 WAMS Scholastic Winners

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (FEBRUARY 19, 2019) — Eight eighth-grade students at Williamsport Area Middle School recently were recognized for earning regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

“The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12,” according to the contest’s website.

Two earned the coveted Gold Key Award for their work in the Personal Essay and Memoir Category: Carter Weaver for “April Showers ” and Audrey Donnell for “Revelations.”

Three earned a Silver Key Award also in the Memoir Category. Noah McKenzie for “Stages of Grief” and Aliyah Wright for “Misconceptions,” and Lauren Trump for “Heart.”

Three also earned an Honorable Mention. Connor Nye in the Dramatic Script category for “Expect the Unexpected,” Sean McCann for “Tyson” in the Short Story category and Bryen Waltz for “Why Did He Have to Go?” in the Personal Essay and Memoir Category.

 “The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers,” the contest website states. “The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Through the Awards, students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Students across America submitted more than 330,000 original works last year in 29 different categories of art and writing.”

Above from left is Carter Weaver, Noah McKenzie, Connor Nye, Audrey Donnell, Aliyah Wright, Lauren Trump, Sean McCann and Bryen Waltz.
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