Writers, Visual Artists Awarded in Western Region

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Grace Fontes, Staff Writer

Mayfield writers and artists have done it again! From poetry to original pieces, Mayfield took home a total of 10 Art awards and 9 Writing awards making our grand total being recognized 19 times.

Congratulations to the members of our community that won awards in the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition this year. Those who received Gold Keys are nominated for the National Competition. 

Class of 2020:

Alexia Saigh won 9 Art awards for her incredible photography skills including 6 Honorable Mentions, 2 Silver Keys, and 1 Gold Key for her work, “Friends for Life”

Magnolia Katz received an Honorable Mention for her painting entitled, “Gone Native.”

Emily Wallace also received an Honorable Mention for her work in Journalism “A Writer’s Touch,” based on one of Mayfield’s very own Creative Writing events with author Janet Fitch. All three of these artists were also recently featured in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels for their work in the Visual Arts (see article in this issue!) Great job in your last Scholastic Competition, class of 2020!

Class of 2021:

The Juniors brought in three awards with Grace Fontes earning two awards in Poetry, an Honorable Mention and a Silver Key for her poem, “I am” Keara Keelty also received an Honorable Mention for her poetic work, “From the Shoreline, the Child Believed.”

Class of 2022:

Kathryn Mechaley and Clare Hawkinson both earned Honorable Mention Awards for their work in Poetry. Kathryn’s shared about _____ in “fears” while Clare wrote “On the Gold Line.” Ashlee Smith also represented the Sophomores well with her Honorable Mention for her short story, “The Little Library” Their works won individually but they sure sound like they would make a good mystery novel together… who knows what next year will hold.

Class of 2021:

The Freshmen made their mark in their first ever Scholastic Competition with Sophia Kroe’s Gold Key in Journalism, “If We Can Dance Ballet, Why Can’t Prince George?” This piece was also deemed an American Voices Nominee for the next round of competition. Kristine Pasqual was awarded an Honorable Mention for her work in poetry with a *lovely* sounding piece entitled, “How Lovely” 

We are so proud of all the incredible artists and writers at Mayfield. Whether you won an award in the Scholastic Competition this year or you just have a hidden passion, your work inspires our community each day and we love seeing your gifts come alive!