Numerous LMS high school students received recognition at the local level of the National Scholastic Writing Awards competition. An awards ceremony will be held March 6 at Millersville University’s Ware Center in downtown Lancaster. The Gold Keys winners advance to national competition in New York.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens, and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.

The Awards were presented by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world.

The students’ submissions were judged by leaders in the visual and literary arts. Jurors looked for works that exemplify the Awards’ core values: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision.

Hershey Campus

Teacher: Curry Snell

  • Alex Beck ’19, Honorable Mention, Humor
  • Hayley Moyer ’18, Honorable Mention, Poetry
  • Steven Carlisle, ’18, Honorable Mention, Poetry
  • Sarah Hennigh ’16, Honorable Mention, Personal Memoir/Essay
  • Brig Wilson, ’16, Gold Key, Poetry
  • Andrew Furjanic ’16, Gold Key, Personal Memoir/Essay

Lancaster Campus

Teacher: Mrs.Moyer

  • Julian Brubaker ’16, Gold Key, Critical Essay
  • Katherine McCoy ’16, Silver Key, Critical Essay
  • Halsey Thompson ’16, Silver Key, Personal Memoir/Essay
  • Erin Kauffman ’16, Honorable Mention, Critical Essay

Teacher: Mrs. Engle

  • Emma Eitzen ’19, Honorable Mention,Narrative

Teacher: Ms. Weaver-Kreider

  • Ashlee Evans ’19, Silver Key, Short Story

Teacher: Mrs. Lauver

  • Avonlea Stringer ’19, Honorable Mention, Short Story