Superintendent Cyndy S. Taymore
360 Lynn Fells Parkway
Melrose , MA 02176
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Nine Melrose Students Receive Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
MELROSE — Melrose High School (MHS) Principal Jason Merrill is pleased to announce that nine students have been recognized with Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
Several outstanding students’ works were chosen by members of MHS’ Visual Arts Department and were submitted to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in December. Winners were announced in late January.
Pieces could be entered in 17 art categories, 11 writing sections and a “future new” option that challenged the scope of the general art and writing categories.
A committee of visual and literary arts leaders judged submissions. Awards are broken down into three categories: Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention, and given to those students whose work best exemplifies originality, technical skill and personal voice or vision. The MHS honorees are:
- Abigail Bryer, Sophomore – A Gingerbread Oasis (Drawing & Illustration) – Honorable Mention
- Bridget McDonnell, Sophomore – Perspective Drawing (Drawing & Illustration) – Honorable Mention
- Celia Delani, Junior – Toes (Painting) – Honorable Mention
- Jill Mercer, Junior – Vintage Clock (Photography) – Honorable Mention
- Sophia White, Junior – Let Me Introduce Myself (Poetry) – Silver Key
- Isabel Paiewonsky, Senior – Chemograms (Photography) – Honorable Mention
- Isabel Bates, Senior – Neptune (Drawing & Illustration) – Honorable Mention
- Isabel Bates – The Clockmaker: A Portrait of My Grandfather (Drawing & Illustration) – Honorable Mention
- Lucie Coleman, Senior – Superman (Photography) – Honorable Mentionf
- Carson Lynch, Senior – Baba Yaga’s Hut (Drawing & Illustration) – Honorable Mention
Students’s works will be on display during the city-wide Celebrate the Arts show on April 10-28 at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School.
Additionally, Gold and Silver Key winners are invited to an awards ceremony at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on March 11.
“To have so many students receive accolades for their work really shows the diversity of talents at MHS and this is a prime example of all the great work the Visual Arts Department facilitates on a daily basis,” Principal Merrill said. “It’s encouraging to see the depth and breadth of artistic talent our students hold, and I commend those who took the time to enter this competition in an effort to have their work recognized.”