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GUS Alums Charlotte Collins '14, Maeve Corbett '14, and Jack Norton '13 Receive Gold Key Awards

Thursday, February 9, 2017

GUS alumni Charlotte Collins ’14, Maeve Corbett ’14, and Jack Norton ’13 who are current students at The Governor’s Academy received gold key awards, the highest honor in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program. This is the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative high school students in the United States. Work is judged on originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision. Last year, students submitted nearly 320,000 works of visual art and writing to the Scholastic Awards; more than 85,000 works were recognized at the regional level and celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies. The top art and writing at the regional level were moved onto the national stage, where 2,500 works earned National Medals. This year, Jack Norton ’13 received a gold key award in art and Maeve Corbett ’14 is a gold key award recipient in both the art and writing categories. Only five students’ work is selected from each of the regions of the United States to win an American Visions and Voices medal. Corbett won one of the national medals for her personal essay/memoir You Are Not Snow; A Letter to my Future Daughter. Charlotte Collins ’14 also received an award for her painting (above) “On the Edge.”