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WILMINGTON — The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers recently announced the recipients of the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for the Southeast Region.

Gold Key winners will automatically advance to national judging, where medalists will be announced on March 14, 2017.

The New Hanover County School System congratulates the following county students:  

Brianna Cunliffe, Ashley High School
Gold Key for Poetry
Honorable Mention for Personal Essay/Memoir

Madison Lee, Hoggard High School
Honorable Mention for Flash Fiction

Claudia Opper, Hoggard High School
2 Gold Keys for Humor
Silver Key for Critical Essay
Honorable Mention for Critical Essay

Calista Scholer, Hoggard High School
5 Silver Keys– 2 Humor, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Short Story, Poetry
2 Honorable Mentions– Humor, Poetry

Abby Scholer, Hoggard High School
2 Honorable Mentions–Personal Essay/Memoir and Critical Essay

Ashley Thackston, Hoggard High School
Honorable Mention for Poetry

Rose Trimpey-Warhaftig, Hoggard High School
Honorable Mention for Critical Essay

Mina Yakubu, New Hanover High School
Honorable Mention for Poetry

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