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By: Michaela Brennan/ Junior Writer

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have been recognizing the many talents students have.

Maurice R. Robinson, Scholastic’s Founder, describes the award as, “ (an opportunity) to give those high school students who demonstrate superior talent and achievement in things of the spirit and of the mind.”

On January 30th, 2016, three of Blue Ridge’s seniors were awarded medals for their art projects at Marywood University in the Scholastics Art Awards.

Dorie Penny was awarded an honorable mention for her “What Once Was” sculpture and her Portfolio was awarded a silver key medal. In her portfolio, there are 8 different pieces of art.

Jade Viruet was awarded a silver key for her “New Life” sculpture and Desiree Alvarez was awarded a gold key for her “The Bean” mask.

The three Seniors and their families attended the award ceremony and gallery opening along with Sarrah Dibble-Camburn, Art teacher, and Pete Supko, High School Principal.

The artwork will be on display in the Mahady Gallery and Marywood University from January 30th – February 17th, 2016.


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