Ten LMS middle school students won twelve National Scholastic Writing Awards. Lauren Swope won three, receiving a Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention for three different compositions.

The student, their families and their sponsoring teachers are invited to attend a Scholastic Award Ceremony on Friday, March 13, at Spooky Nook Sports Complex.

The honors are a tribute to their Language Arts teachers as well as the students.

Language Arts Teacher Curry Snell’s Students

Gold Key

  • Alena Clatterbuck
  • Ashlee Evans
  • Kylie Troyer

Silver Key

  • Alexis Sydorko

Language Arts Teacher Nathan Rush’s Students:

Gold Key

  • Lauren Swope
  • Julianna Whitsel

Silver Key

  • Lauren Swope

Honorable Mention

  • MaKenna Keener
  • Katie Kimbark
  • Lauren Swope
  • Morgan Wenger
  • Lauren Will

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. The Awards are 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 through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarship.

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.

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