Chesterfield students win national awards

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:

Art 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.”

Writing awards

  • 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.

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