Creative works by five students in the Village News readership area, and a total of 11 Chesterfield County students, won national recognition in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Earlier this year in regional competition, 168 Chesterfield County students achieved a total of 86 Gold Keys, 93 Silver Keys and 133 honorable mentions. The Gold Key winners moved on to national competition, where these students won awards:
- Sydney Primm of Bird High School won a Silver Medal in ceramics and glass for “Caught in Contempt.”
- Nina Morris of the Chesterfield Technical Center won a Silver Medal in digital art for “Home on the Range.”
- Emily Green of Appomattox Regional Governor’s School won a Gold Medal in personal essay/memoir for “The Great Grandfather of My Myths” and a Silver Medal in writing portfolio for “What the Mantis Daughter Knows.”
- Katherine Harville of Appomattox Regional Governor’s School won a Silver Medal in poetry for “Persephone, To Pablo, Three Epistles, Sex Dream at False Cape State Park, Gosling Nervosa, Elegy.”
- DeMauray McKiever of Appomattox Regional Governor’s School won a Silver Medal in poetry for “Coma, Inertia.”
National award winners are invited to New York for a June 6 medal ceremony at Carnegie Hall. More information is available at www.artandwriting.org.