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NYA Students Honored with Regional Arts & Writing Awards

Congratulations to North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) students honored in the 2019 Maine Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12.

“Woods on Royal River” by Laurel Buehner (Newcastle)

2019 North Yarmouth Academy Scholastic Northeast Writing Region-at-Large award recipients:

Gold Key

Anders Jonsson (Freeport), Poetry, “City Sleeps” Grade 10
Anders’ piece moved on to consideration for national-level recognition.

Silver Key

Owen Frank (Pownal), Science Fiction/Fantasy, “The Deadliest Life” Grade 9

Honorable Mention

Anders Jonsson (Freeport), Short Story, “15 Minutes” Grade 10

Bella Moulton (Buxton), Short Story, “Memories of Red” Grade 9

Andrew Schaeffer (Freeport), Poetry, Series: Poems for the Sun, including; “The Bird,” “Sunset,” “After Rain; Knowledge” Grade 12

On the arts side of The Scholastic Awards, over 1,100 works of art were submitted in Maine. NYA is proud to announce our 2019 Scholastic Art Awards recipients:

Gold Key

Bronwen Ramsey-Brimberg (Yarmouth) Photography Grade 11

Bronwen’s piece moved on to consideration for national-level recognition.

Silver Key

Sydney Billings (Yarmouth), Drawing/Illustration, “Greatest Show on Earth,” Charcoal and Graphite on Paper, Grade 11

Camille Beaudoin (Brunswick), Photography, Grade 10

Laurel Buehner (Newcastle), Painting, “Woods on Royal River” Grade 8

Honorable Mention

Angel Huntsman (Harpswell), Drawing/Illustration, “Self Portrait” Grade 8

Camille Beaudoin (Brunswick), Photography Grade 10

Bronwen, Sydney, Camille, Laurel, and Camille’s work was displayed as part of the Maine Region Scholastic Art Awards exhibition at Maine College of Art (MECA) in Portland. The Maine Region Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony took place on February 9 at the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art.
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February 14, 2019