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CA Student Wins the Scholastic Gold Key Award for Their Poetry

CA Student Wins the Scholastic Gold Key Award for Their Poetry
Destiny Esper
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(Photo: Taken from Scholastic Gold Key website.)

Commonwealth Academy student Alex G-A. '26 has received recognition in the 2023 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, presented by Writopia Lab. Alex has been named a Scholastic Gold Key Award recipient for their poem, "A Depressive Parasite."

The poem, which was written in CA Teacher Carolyn Fado's class, was recognized by a panel of creative professionals as the most outstanding work submitted among Alex's peers — other upper school-level students throughout the country. 

The Scholastic Art and Writing Competition is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. According to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards website, "All entries are considered for Gold Key, Silver Key, Honorable Mention, American Voices Nominee, and American Visions Nominee awards. These are presented to students along with celebration ceremonies and exhibitions in each region."

Gold Key entries are automatically considered for national awards, including Gold Medal, Silver Medal with Distinction, Silver Medal, and scholarship awards. The 2023 National Medalists will be announced via the Art and Writing website on March 22, 2023, at 5 p.m. EDT.

Please join us in congratulating Alex on this wonderful accomplishment!

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