17 Avenues students in grades 8 through 11 received awards for their “superior talent and achievement” in the written word. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7 through 12. Award categories included fiction, humor, poetry, personal essay, science fiction, short story and others. The following students won the following awards:

GOLD KEYScholastic Gold Key Logo
Elizabeth Acevedo
Isabelle D’Arcy
Olivia DeRocco
Giovanna Donovan
Lucas Hornsby (for 2 pieces)
Avalon Scarola

SILVER KEY
Isabelle D’Arcy
Sophia D’Urso (for 2 pieces)
Jackson Ehrenworth
Isabella Simonetti (for 2 pieces)

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Elizabeth Acevedo
Samuel Boyce
Kavin Chada
Emmanuelle Cohen
Sophia D’Urso
Lucas Hornsby
Anthony Moore
Isabel Mudannayake
Zoe Nelms
Diana Reiss
Avalon Scarola (for 2 pieces)
Isabella Simonetti (for 3 pieces)
Kyla Windley