Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Posted 02/02/2017 04:30PM

The annual Scholastic Art and Writing award winners were announced last week and students at The Governor’s Academy earned a combined total of 104 total awards in art and writing.

Governor’s students won an impressive 62 art awards and 42 writing awards. 

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program is the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative high school students in the United States. Work is judged on originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision.

Governor’s students topped all independent schools in Massachusetts in the Scholastic Art awards competition. Students at Govs have received the most awards in the competition for seven of the last nine years.

The art awards are broken down by gold keys, silver keys, and honorable mentions. Govs students collected a remarkable 14 gold keys, 22 silver keys, and 26 honorable mentions.

The gold key recipients in art are: Jin Kang ’17, Abigail Bashaw ’17, Alex Eliasen ’17, Lia Swiniarski ’17, Jin Kang ’17, Joonwoo Baik ’18, Kevin Zou ’18, Maeve Corbett ’18, Becca Schwartz ’18, Kevin Zou ’18, Josephine Azarovitz ’17, Alexander Berzansky ’17, Jihyun Kim ’17, and Jack Norton ’17.

For the complete list of art award winners, please click here.

To view all of the award-winning artwork, please click here

The writing awards are also broken down by gold keys, silver keys, and honorable mentions. Govs student writers collected 42 total writing awards, one of which includes an American Visions and Voices medal.

Only five students' work is selected from each of the regions of the United States to win an American Visions and Voices medal. Maeve Corbett ’18 won one of the national medals for her personal essay/memoir, You Are Not Snow; A Letter to my Future Daughter.

Seven student writers won gold key awards (the American Visions and Voices award is also a gold key), 14 students won silver key awards, and 21 students won honorable mentions for their writing.

The gold key recipients in writing are: Maeve Corbett ’18 (two gold keys), Afoma Maduegbuna ‘17 (two gold keys), Jade Fiorilla ’17, Harrison Tuttle ’18, and Hannah Walsh ’18.

To read three gold key award-winning writing pieces, please click here.

Please click here for the complete list of writing award winners.

Congratulations to all of our talented art and writing award-winning students!

Cover image: Painting by Charlotte Collins '18 

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