Courtesy St. Clare SchoolSt. Clare eighth-graders Ella Leback, Mia Sedory, Lucy Quinn and Maddie Boehringer earned regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, with Boehringer earning national recognition for one of her photographs.
Courtesy St. Clare School

St. Clare eighth-graders Ella Leback, Mia Sedory, Lucy Quinn and Maddie Boehringer earned regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, with Boehringer earning national recognition for one of her photographs.
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, recognizes teens in grades seven-12 for their work. This year there were 29 categories and 330,000 submissions nationwide.

Several St. Clare students submitted entries under the guidance of art teacher Marie Acurso, and four eighth-graders were recognized with regional awards.

Students’ submissions are judged by leaders in the visual and literary arts. Jurors look for works that exemplify the awards’ core values: originality, technical skill and the emergence of personal voice or vision.

Maddie Boehringer won two Gold Key awards, two Silver Key awards, three honorable mentions and was awarded a Silver Key at the national level.  All of her awards were for photography.

Ella Leback won a Silver Key and an honorable mention for two of her photographs.
Lucy Quinn won a Gold Key, a Silver Key and an honorable mention, also all for photography.

Mia Sedory won a Gold Key for a digital art work and a Silver Key for a work of poetry.