This year’s local scholastic writing awards have provided good results for LMH students, who won four Gold Key awards, one Silver Key award and three honorable mentions . The Gold Keys winners advance to national competition in New York.

Kudos to these teachers who worked to have students enter this writing contest and win.

Kathy Engle’s students: Lucas Jemison (Gold Key ), Rebekah Boone (honorable mention), Jack Kintigh (honorable mention)

Kris Horst’s students: Katherine Gish (Gold Key)

Jane Moyer’s students: Caleb Bornman (Gold Key), Megan Fletcher (Gold Key), Matthew Bomber (honorable mention)

Elizabeth Weaver-Kreider’s students: Ben Zook (Silver Key)

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.