Nine Wheatland Center School students received awards and recognition in the Southeast Wisconsin Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Eighth-grader Sally Windler won a Gold Key in journalism for her piece “Have We Forgotten?,” which has advanced to New York City to the final panel of judges.
The following students will be honored at the regional awards ceremony in March:
Seventh Grade — Alana Bell, Silver Key, Short Story; Michala Ohlrich, Honorable Mention, Poetry.
Eighth Grade — Kayli Humphrey, Silver Key, Flash Fiction; Edie Keung, Honorable Mention, Flash Fiction ;Chelsea Lamp, Silver Key, Flash Fiction; Emma Olson, Silver Key, Poetry;Montana Petersen, Silver Key, Science Fiction/Fantasy; Samantha Serak, Silver Key, Poetry and Honorable Mention, Poetry; Sally Windler, Gold Key, Journalism and Silver Key, Dramatic Script.
The Southeast Wisconsin Scholastic Writing competition was open to students in grades 7-12 from Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties. Students entries are judged blindly by at least three jurors, and tabulated to award three levels of recognition: the Gold Key, which is the highest award, followed by Silver Key and Honorable Mention awards. Entries receiving Gold Keys advanced to New York for national judging by professional writers, editors, publishers, and educators.
For additional information, please see artandwriting.org.