Morgan, a sophomore, received a gold medal for her poetry collection. She created her collection in her Talented Writers class, taught by Rachell Koegel. Max, also a sophomore, received a silver medal for a drawing titled “Manhattan Medley.” He completed his winning entry during his Studio in Drawing class, taught by Ann Marie Pulice.
A number of Long Beach High School students also won regional awards in this competition.
Demi Amideneau, Anna Falvey, Harrington, Charlotte Kasper and Chris Lester won Gold Key awards. Winning Silver Key awards were Ilana Blumenthal (three awards), Emily Bromberg (two awards), Mary Corbett, Alexandra Thursland and Alec Wall (two awards). Honorable mention was given to Amideneau, Blumenthal (two awards), Bromberg (two awards), Corbett, Allyson Golden, Kaitlyn Murphy, Emily Reilly, Thursland, Noelani Tomicick and Wall.
Only the top 1 percent of the 255,000 students who enter this competition are recognized at the national level. The national medalists have been invited to attend a national ceremony at Carnegie Hall on June 6, which will be webcast live at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.artsandwriting.org.