Scholastic Writing Award Winners

The Boston Globe Scholastic Writing Awards are an important opportunity for students to be recognized for their creative talents. This year, with over 2,500 Massachusetts students entering the Boston Globe Scholastic Writing Awards, Dr. Chiesa and the entire Humanities Department is very pleased to announce that Medford had thirty Scholastic Writing Award winners: four receiving Gold Key awards, nine receiving Silver Key awards, and sixteen receiving Honorable Mention awards. Many students were repeat winners from 2016 and some honored students won in multiple categories for different pieces. This year also represents the second time middle school students – six in total – earned a Boston Globe Scholastic Writing award.

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in partnership with the Boston Globe is the affiliate sponsor for the Scholastic Art & Writing awards for Massachusetts. The awards are open to students in grades 7-12. Categories in the contest include dramatic script, flash fiction, humor, journalism, personal essay/memoir, poetry, critical essay, novel writing, science fiction/fantasy, and short story. At the national level, applicants have the opportunity to earn scholarships and have their works published. Recognition is awarded in three levels of distinction at the regional level: Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention. This year, Georgia Bowder-Newton received a National Gold Medal.

All winners receive a certificate for each award. Gold and Silver Key winners also receive a pin and will be honored in an awards ceremony at the Museum of Fine Arts in March. Pending parental approval, all award winning writing entries will appear on Medford’s English language arts website.

We are very proud of all middle and high school students who entered and allowed their written work to be judged. A huge thank you to all participating teachers including high school teachers David Ambrose, Doug Bowen-Flynn, Max Heinegg, Jody Liu, Rebekah McGinnis, Shawn Morris, and Nicole Sanford as well as middle school teachers Kristin Zeckman and Sara Stevens. These teachers worked with students to produce high quality written products and selflessly devoted extra time outside of regular class time to help students create these very special pieces of work.

Scholastic Writing Award Winners – this year, Medford High School had twenty-four students who won Scholastic Writing Awards for their pieces.

Bottom Row: Dr. Perella, Isadora Martin, C. Keenan, Maria Carmona, Georgia Bowder-Newton
Middle Row: Isabelle Bezzera, Phaidra Martin, Qing Cheng, Karla Flores, Mikhayla Rothermel
Top Row: Evan Liao, Nick Hollings, Margaret Tseng, Jessica Dossantos, Liz Carey

Scholastic Writing Award Winners