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5 WAMS Students Earn Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

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February 04, 2020 | Awards & Celebrations

2020 Scholastic Award Winners

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (FEBRUARY 4, 2020) — Five 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.

Three earned the coveted Gold Key Award for their work in two categories. In the Short Story category, Megan Radspinner for “Fight to Victory” and Samuel Radulski for “The Midnight Forest.” In the Personal Essay and Memoir Category, Tuesday Ungard for “The Wilderness.”

Two also earned an Honorable Mention in the Short Story Category. Chloe Campbell for “New Girl,” and Fatima Zeshan for “Grit in the Grim.”

“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 320,000 original works last year in 29 different categories of art and writing.”


Pictured: From left is Samuel Radulski, Tuesday Ungard, Fatima Zeshan, Chloe Campbell and Megan Radspinner.

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