MHS students receives the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Award

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Photo Courtesy: Chelsea Vilt

Milford High School senior, Chelsea Vilt, was awarded a Gold Key for her portrait this year out of thousands of national submissions from Scholastic Art and Writing.

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are open to students from grades seven to twelve, and gives awards under three categories: Honorable Mention, Silver Key, and Gold Key.

Vilt’s portrait was done with colored pencil. The portrait was composed initially for another program known as The Memory Project, but was also submitted to Scholastic.

“I make a lot of art, but it’s usually just for myself, and I thought this project was a really good opportunity to do something special for somebody else,” Vilt says.  It was the only one to receive this prestigious award at Milford High School this year. The Gold Key exhibit, including Vilt’s portrait, will be open to the public at Breed Memorial Hall located on Tuft University’s Medford Campus.

Milford High School student, Amelia Valente, also received awards this year from Scholastic in their writing category. She was awarded a Gold Key, Silver Key, and an Honorable Mention for her poetry works titled “Whole,” “A Tribute to Emily Dickinson,” and “He’s My Constellation.” Valente was awarded another Honorable Mention for her flash fiction piece, “Promises.”

The program has changed recently according to Milford High School art teacher, Mrs. Anzalone. The program has gone national and decreased its restrictions allowing for more submissions. Higher number of applicants makes the odds of winning an award more difficult. The competition is open to students in private, home, and public schools, U.S. schools abroad, foreign exchange students, Canada, and U.S. territories.

Scholastic Art and Writing is the largest and longest standing program of its kind. It holds exhibitions with winning work, and even offers scholarships for portfolio submissions, although they are rare and difficult to come by, according to Mrs. Anzalone. They also extend to writing, including poetry, and are presented through a nonprofit organization known as the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.

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