More Good News from the Scholastic Writing Awards

The results of the Scholastic Writing Portfolios are in, and once again, Burlington students have been recognized for their excellent work. Anjali Seereeram has earned a Silver Key for her portfolio, and Michaela Meneghini earned an Honorable Mention for her work.

Gold Key and Silver Key winners will receive statewide recognition, and the Gold Key winners will be entered in the National Scholastic Writing Contest.

2015 Gold Key Winners:
Anjali Seereeram (Short story: “Youth”)
Kavya Sebastian (Short story: “3 A.M. Coffee”)

2015 Silver Key Winners
Michaela Meneghini (Flash Fiction: “Falling” AND Sci-Fi/Fantasy “Blood Red”)
Ariana Orne (Short story: “Answers”)
Anjali Seereeram (Writing Portfolio: “So We Beat On”)

With this announcement, these winners move on to the next steps, which run as follows:

February, 2015 (specific dates TBD)
Gold Key work delivered for exhibition to SMFA and other regional drop-off locations.

March 7, 2015
Regional ceremony for Gold and Silver Key winners at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

March 7–15, 2015
Exhibition of Gold Key work at 808 Gallery at Boston University (Address: 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215).

March 16, 2015
Notification of national winners.

And here’s some further information about the program, from the MFA website:

Honorable Mention winners will receive Certificates. Silver Key Winners will receive Certificates in a ceremony at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Silver Key Pins, and will be listed in a special supplement in the Boston Globe. In March, Gold Key winners will receive Certificates in a ceremony at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Gold Key pins, and their work will be showcased at a special Gold Key exhibition, and will be listed in the special Boston Globe supplement. Gold Key work is sent digitally to New York to be judged alongside the Gold Key work from all of the other Regional Affiliates from around the country. In mid-March, the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers will announce the National Gold and Silver medalists. This work gets sent to New York to be showcased, and students receive their medals in a national ceremony, which has traditionally been held at Carnegie Hall. In addition, we will be offering expanded scholarship offerings including two new $70,000 awards!

Congratulations to our four Key Winners!

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