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Over 100 NDA Students Win Scholastic Writing Awards

Notre Dame Academy announced today that 137 students recently received Scholastic Writing Awards. These young writers were the recipients of 25 Gold Keys, 55 Silver Keys and 57 Honorable Mentions in the 2016 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. 

“The power of words our girls command speaks for itself,” said NDA English teacher and English Department Chair Linda Bricking.

The Scholastic Writing Awards are an important opportunity for students to be recognized for their creative talents. Since 1923, the awards have recognized the exceptional vision of our nation’s youth. Students, across the country, can apply in 29 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published. The writing is judged in terms of originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. .

“Congratulations to our students as well as our English department on the significant number of awards received,” said NDA Principal Mr. Jack VonHandorf. “In addition to the number of awards, it is quite impressive that all of our English teachers had student winners this year. This speaks to the  commitment to excellence on the part of both our students and our faculty."

- Staff report/Photo: NDA award winners (provided)