GOLD AND SILVER KEYS awarded to MHS writers Sarah C. and Gianna S. from Scholastics Art & Writing Competition



Congratulations to Mayfield High School writers Sarah Carlile, Gr. 11 and Gianna Somrak, Gr. 12 for their awards and recognition  from Scholastics Art & Writing, the nation’s longest running recognition program for creative teens. The Cleveland Institute  of Art hosts the Scholastics Art & Writing Competition every year. The winners were announced on Jan. 5, 2021 from nearly 3,000 entries from students in grades 7-12.  Under the guidance and direction of MHS English teacher Kari Beery, Sarah Carlile earned a Gold Key, the highest honor,  for her poem “Pinocchio” and a Silver Key for her poem, “The Broken Heart Vaccine.”

Gianna Somrak was awarded a Silver Key for her collection of work, “The Scale of Humanity Writing Portfolio” which included five pieces of writing: “Fell” (Flash Fiction) Silver Key, “Sunsets and Strawberries” (Short Story) Honorable Mention, “Inside the Lines,”(Poem)  “Eldest” (Poem) and “Lost” (Poem).

Gianna and Sarah will be honored at the Cleveland Institute of Art award ceremony and online exhibition January 30, 2021.  Founded in 1923, the Scholastics Art & Writing  mission is to inspire bold ideas in creative teens from across the country. Scholastics Art & Writing alumni include Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, Joyce Carol Oates and Stephen King, to name a few.

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