Four Mansfield Middle School students have earned recognition in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a prestigious competition with 975 Connecticut students submitting creative work.
Sophie Marcus, a grade 8 student, earned a Gold Key and was nominated for the American Voices Award for her poem, "Frozen." As a Gold Key awardee, a top award in the competition, Sophie advances to the national competition.
Alice Han, grade 7, earned two Silver Keys, an extraordinary achievement, for her poems, "Her Story" and "Behind Closed Doors."
Honorable mention was awarded to two Mansfield students. Ella Gan, grade 7, earned honorable mention recognition in two different media, one for her art piece, "Education Should Not Be Manipulation" and her story, "The World Beyond."
Grade 8 student Kalyani Tihaiya earned an honorable mention for her poem, "Parasailing."
Established in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is a prestigious nationwide competition challenging middle and high school students to express their creative ideas.
The awards ceremony for state winners was held this week, and there is a video of Gold Key winner Sophie Marcus and other nominees for the American Voices Award reading her poem at https://cwp.uconn.edu/home-1/scholastic-writing-awards-2022-2/.
All students selected to advance to the national level will have the opportunity to travel to New York City for a star-studded ceremony. Those students achieving national Gold Medal status are also eligible for scholarships.