The nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens has awarded local teens their highest honors. Each year Scholastic Art and Writing Awards accepts entries from seventh through twelfth-grade students in 28 categories. They are then blindly adjudicated by some of the foremost leaders in the visual and literary arts for originality, technical skill, and authentic and unique point of view.
Local Birchwood School students received the highest honors for their writing.
This fall second through fourth grade students nationwide competed online in the semiannual, problem-solving, Noetic Learning Math Contest. Birchwood School’s second grade team was among the top 10% of teams in that grade, earning the Team Achievement Award. Individual students in both second and third grade earned the National Honor Roll award for being in the 10% of all participants in their grade.
Two Birchwood seventh grade students won Stone Soup’s monthly flash contest in which young writers are given a prompt and the winning entries are published in their literary magazine. November’s prompt was, “Write a Story that begins with ‘Once upon a time in a land far away. . .’ and ends with ‘. . . and they all lived happily ever after.’’’
Birchwood School of Hawken is a member of the Ohio Association of Independent Schools (OAIS), the Cleveland Council of Independent Schools (CCIS), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS). Birchwood School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States.