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NYA Celebrates 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Award Recipients

Yarmouth, Maine, February 4, 2021: Congratulations to all the North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) student artists and writers who received recognition in the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Three members of the freshman class represented the Academy well on the writing side with two Gold Keys and one Silver Key. An outstanding achievement for students just entering the upper school English curriculum. Bryce Curtis (Woolwich) received a Gold Key for her short fiction, “Seeing Clearly.” Haley Hegarty (Georgetown) earned her Gold Key with her short fiction, “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Love.” Madeline Prokopius (Bremen) won a Silver Key with her short fiction, “A White Blur.”

Taylor Hemenway ’21
“Hiding Octopus”

Taylor Hemenway ’21

In the art category, Taylor Hemenway ’21 (Sabattus) and Sally Stronge ’23 (Freeport) each received two Honorable Mentions. Hemenway, for her watercolor, “Finning,” and “Hiding Octopus” in charcoal. Stronge, for her acrylic painting, “Brothers,” and mixed media, “Catching a Miracle.” Tallulah Im ’22 (Woolwich) received one Honorable Mention for her drawing, “Still Life.”

Sally Strong ’23
Acrylic Painting

Sally Strong ’23
“Catching a Miracle”
Mixed Media

Tallulah Im ’22
“Still Life”

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens. 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.”

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