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SMES Students Succeed at National Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition

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Throughout the 2010-2011 school year, several Middle School students submitted writing pieces for competitive writing competitions. Winners of these competitions are listed below.

Peighton McRobie, grade 8, was awarded the National Council of Teachers of English Award for Outstanding Writing for her essay, “Magic Bus.” An excerpt of this essay is also featured in the 2011 summer issue of the Highlander magazine. Peighton was one of eight students recognized from California, and one of only 111 grade 8 students from across the United States to receive this award. The competition asked students to respond to a specific theme. According to Peighton, her essay “discusses who you are and what makes you who you are.” Click here to read Peighton’s essay.

The following students submitted pieces for the 2010-2011 Scholastic Arts and Writing Award Competition, one of the most prestigious national competitions dating back to 1923. The competition received more than 165,000 submissions last year. Jurors looked for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and emergence of a personal vision.

Liam McGregor, grade 8, was given the Silver Key Award from the 2010-2011 Scholastic Arts and Writing Award Competition for his essay, “Mountaintop.” Click here to read Liam’s essay.

Camila Anderson Comas, grade 8, was awarded a Certificate of Merit from the 2010-2011 Scholastic Arts and Writing Award Competition for her essay, “One Small Lie.” Click here to view Camila’s essay.

Morgan Higgins, grade 8, was awarded the Certificate of Merit from the 2010-2011 Scholastic Arts and Writing Award Competition for her essay, “Apple Orchard.” Click here to view Morgan’s essay.

Alexandra Zalewski, grade 7, was awarded the Certificate of Merit from the 2010-2011 Scholastic Arts and Writing Award Competition for her essay, “I am Not Insane, or am I.” Click here to view Alexandra’s essay.

Additionally, several St. Margaret’s art students won awards at the 2010-2011 Scholastic Arts and Writing Award Competition. Click here to view the gallery of images.

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