Superintendent Cyndy S. Taymore
360 Lynn Fells Parkway
Melrose , MA 02176
For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Melrose High School Students Earn Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
MELROSE — Principal Jason Merrill is pleased to announce that seven students earned Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in this year’s competition.
Members of MHS’ Visual Arts Department submitted more than 30 outstanding student pieces 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 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:
- Junior Natasha Brown – Abstract Leaves (Photography) – Gold Key, Twins (Photography) – Silver Key and Swan Boy (Photography) – Silver Key
- Senior Antonina Nadeau – Travis Scott (Drawing and Illustration) – Gold Key, Chance the Rapper (Drawing and Illustration) – Silver Key and Lil Uzi Vert (Drawing and Illustration) – Silver Key
- Sophomore Brooke Borstel – Escape Routes (Photography) – Silver Key
- Senior Jourdan Greene – A Man’s Lust (Poetry) – Silver Key
- Junior Ryan Long – Painting with Life (Photography) – Silver Key
- Junior Bridget McDonnell – Russian Dolls (Painting) – Honorable Mention
- Senior Brenna Senier – Milania (Painting) – Honorable Mention
Students’ artwork will be on display during the citywide Celebrate the Arts show on April 9-27 at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School (closed weekends and school vacation week).
Gold and Silver Key winners were also invited to an awards ceremony at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in March.
“Every year we have so many outstanding pieces of artwork, whether it’s photographs, paintings or even poetry, to submit to the Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and I’m so proud of what students accomplished,” said MHS visual arts teacher Anne Marie Melito. “I want to commend everyone who submitted work this year and congratulate those who placed in the competition.”