Eleven MMI Preparatory School students were recipients of 2018 Scholastic Writing Awards in the Northeast Writing Region-at-Large division. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12.
Recipients include the following local students: Sophomore Alexander Jordan, the son of Robert and Teresa Jordan of Drums, won a Silver Key for his short story “The Crow.” Honorable Mention recipients: junior Elizabeth Borchick, the daughter of Lance and Cynthia Borchick of Drums, for her journalism piece “Be a Hero;” junior Alexander Kline, the son of Dr. Gerard and Cathy Kline of Mountaintop, for his poem “The Pianist;” junior Morgan Long, the son of David and Theresa Long of Mountaintop, for his critical essay “NFL Kneeling;” senior Caelyn McGran, the daughter of John and Barbara McGran of Drums, for her critical essay “Femininity Through the Years;” and sophomore Adam Tron, the son of Dr. Eduardo Tron and Dr. Graciela Bianco of Mountaintop, for his critical essay “The Fight for Independence.” Mrs. Jennifer Novotney is the school advisor for this program.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Through the Awards, students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Students across America submitted more than 330,000 original works last year in 29 different categories.